Our story

Images of renters appreciating their rental homes

Better Renting is a community of renters working together for stable, affordable, and healthy homes.

Founded in 2018, our mission is for renting to be a genuine alternative to ownership. In Australia, renters are denied the rights and protections available to owner-occupiers. With more Australians locked out of ownership, more of us are renting, and renting for longer. We need to take the things that make ownership so good — financial security, agency, a sense of home — and bring them into the rental sector. We can't all own a house, but we should all be able to have a home.

As a non-partisan community organisation, we use three complementary approaches to achieve our mission:

  • Campaigning for rental laws that provide stable, affordable, and healthy homes;
  • Growing communities of renters who are empowered to defend and extend their rights; &
  • Changing the narrative, so that our culture values and promotes renting. 

You can learn about our work over the last five years in our Impact Reports, covering 2018-2020, and 2021-2022