Family domestic violence rental laws review

Closed 16 Dec 2022

Opened 19 Nov 2022


Family domestic violence (FDV) is a leading cause of homelessness in Western Australia.

In 2019, changes were made to tenancy laws to make it easier for victims and survivors of family domestic violence to leave harmful housing situations or remain in their rental property and feel safe.

We will refer to these changes as the FDV tenancy laws.

Consumer Protection is reviewing these laws to check if they are working as intended. This survey relates to FDV tenancy laws only, not general tenancy laws.

More background and details about the review are covered in the consultation paper.

Your responses to the survey will be confidential.

Why your views matter

First-hand experiences provide valuable information.

We want to learn from tenants, advocacy support workers, landlords, property managers and real estate agents.

Friends and family of tenants are also welcome to participate.

Please answer to the best of your knowledge.

If participating in this survey is upsetting, we encourage you to reach out for support.

What happens next

Your feedback will help us understand how the FDV tenancy laws are operating and identify whether any changes are needed.

A final review report will be released in the first half of 2023. The report will not contain information that could identify an individual.


  • Tenant
  • Home buyer / seller / owner
  • Real estate agent / property manager
  • Caravan / residential park operator
  • Landlord / lessor
  • Retirement village owner / operator
  • Support service provider


  • Renting a home