International Visitors

Welcome to Sydney and the Eastern Suburbs!

This page has information to help you if you are from overseas and have little or no experience renting in Sydney.

If you have a renting issue and don’t know what to do, you can contact us by phone (02) 9386 9147 or send us a message. 

We are an independent service (not Government) and we do not talk to or give information to your landlord. There is no cost to use our service.

We can also arrange for an interpreter so we can speak to you in your language if this is easier for you. 

The information on the 'tenants' page or the 'boarders and lodgers' page may also be useful for you. 

The Tenants' Union of NSW also has many fact sheets and other resources (including example letters) to help you. They have resources in a range of languages including Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Thai and more. 


EATS Resources

Migrants' Tenancy Resource


Other Resources

Tenants' Union of NSW

Tenants' Rights Manual 


Redfern Legal Centre

Redfern Legal Centre's International Student Guide to Sharehousing (video)

Sharehousing Survival Guide


Eastern Area Tenants Service acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Owners of whose Country we live and work. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging.