Illawarra advocacy is a not-for-profit, federally funded organisation that is governed by a Board of Management and employs a small number of staff. Our employees are professional advocates that offer our clients issue based support. As Illawarra Advocacy does not charge for its services, it is able to offer independent advocacy that is free from any conflict of interest concerns.
Illawarra and South Coast Tenants Service (ISCTAAS) provides free information, advice and advocacy. This includes help with applications and hearings in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. ISCTAAS helps Housing NSW tenants, community housing tenants, Aboriginal housing tenants, permanent residents of caravan parks and manufactured home estates, boarders and lodgers, and private tenants. Our services are available to renters the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Wingecarribee, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, and Bega Valley areas.
Murra Mia Tenant Advocacy Service (MMTAAS)
Murra Mia Tenant Advocacy Service (Southern NSW Aboriginal TAAS) advises clients of their rights and obligations. Murra Mia also advocates and mediates with and on behalf of clients at the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). Murra Mia provides community education, interlinking and liaising with agencies and clients, usually on an ongoing basis. Our services are available to Aboriginal renters right across our region in Southern NSW, which includes the Illawarra, South coast, Southern Highlands, Hume Murray, and Riverina.