Any renter seeking to improve their tenancy should join as a member of RAHU.
RAHU is a member-run union, comprised of renters, homeowners, and people in unstable housing.
Collectively RAHU organises for the right to safe and secure housing, through self-advocacy, education, and eviction defence.
Renters and people in precarious housing are welcome from all industries, ethnicities and identities.
There is an urgent need to address the power imbalance between renters and property owners.
Together we can:
- Educate and share information about our rights as renters and people in unstable housing
- Support and defend each other from eviction
- Represent ourselves in negotiations and tribunals
- Build a long-term community of renters to navigate common issues
Learn more about RAHU and how we formed.
Join the union by filling out the form below. A delegate will get in touch to welcome you.
If you’re experiencing financial stress and cannot afford dues, please notify your delegate to suspend dues payment.
|First Nations, Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander members
First Nations, Indigenous, or Torres Strait Islander members are not required to pay dues. RAHU operates on stolen land, and recognises that housing insecurity disproportionately affects First Nations peoples.
The dues rate for unwaged renters, including individuals without employment and those on income support payments, is set at $12 per year.
|$12 per year
The dues rate for waged renters, which includes anyone in meaningful employment, is set at $10 per month.
|$10 per month
Anyone can pay the full rate of $15 as a solidarity member. This is optional.
|$15 per month
|Homeowner (low wage)
The dues rate for anyone on a low wage who owns a home or other property is set at $15 per month. Homeowners are non-voting members.
|$15 per month
|Homeowner (high wage)
The dues rate for anyone on a high wage who owns a home or other property is set at $30 per month. Homeowners are non-voting members.
|$30 per month