The NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) operates Rentstart, a scheme providing financial assistance to help eligible clients set up or maintain a tenancy in the private rental market.

Loans can be up to 75% of your rental bond, are interest free and repayable to Housing NSW.

Rentstart assistance can include:

  • Rentstart Bond Loan - an interest-free loan to help clients start a private rental tenancy
  • Advance Rent: extra financial support for people in crisis to establish a private rental tenancy
  • Rentstart Move - help for tenants who need to move if they become ineligible for public housing
  • Tenancy Assistance - short-term financial support for clients in rental arrears facing eviction
  • Temporary Accommodation - short-term support for clients facing homelessness.

Learn more about Rentstart.

Apply for Rentstart.