Sky has been to more than 50 house inspections in Melbourne’s outer south in the past three months, looking for a new private rental for her and her five children.

She is paying $520 a week for her current four-bedroom house, which is about half her income on a single parent carer allowance, so she can’t afford to pay much more.

Read full article: abc news 10 May 2022


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We know that many in our community have been struggling with the economic fallout of COVID and have been finding it hard to make their rent. Listen here to Cath Currie, the coordinator of our Tenancy Assistance and Advocacy Program, talk to Radio RPP FM about the changes in Victoria’s tenancy laws that give greater protections to renters.

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Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC) is launching a new special legal service for people aged 65 and over.

The Centre will be offering a free monthly elder law service at its Rosebud office to provide advice to older people on a wide range of legal problems. The service will be launched on Friday 16 April 2021, and will offer private one-on-one, in-person appointments for a full day every month.

The service will be staffed by lawyers from PCLC and prominent Australian law firm Russell Kennedy and will offer advice on common issues including:

  • Aged care facilities and retirement villages
  • Estate planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Wills and estates
  • Guardianship and administration
  • Financial disputes
  • Family law
  • Infringements
  • Tenancy
  • Physical or financial abuse
  • General civil law issues

Commencing 16 April 2021, the elder law service will be held on the 3rd Friday of every month from 9:00am – 5:00pm at PCLC’s Rosebud office at 1375 Pt Nepean Rd. Rosebud.

Appointments are essential. To make an appointment call PCLC on 9783 3600 or email


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Peninsula Community Legal Centre is proud to launch our rooming house report – Open the Door! The Resident’s View of Life in a Rooming House

The report highlights the challenges rooming house residents face being forced to live in inadequate or unsafe marginal housing such as rooming houses when unable to access affordable housing

Through our work in Rooming Houses connecting rooming house residents to health, housing and legal services and reporting breaches of minimum standards to regulators. ‘Open the Door!  The Residents View of Life in a Rooming House’ reflects the voices of people we have met through this work, and sheds light on the little known conditions of their daily life on the margins.

Open the Door! The Resident’s View of life in a Rooming House

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