Just attended a webinar hosted by the REINSW which was attended by someone from NSW Fair Trading. They said to expect an announcement about the new legislation in NSW over the weekend (not guaranteed - up to the premier as to timing) - with full details hopefully available after Wednesday once they've gone through the proper legal processes (meeting with the governor on Wed I believe). It was clearly stated a number of times that this is an eviction moratorium, not a rent moratorium - tenants are still expected to pay their rent. However, they also said that tenants in financial difficulty should negotiate with their landlords. The process is generally (going from my notes - might not be 100% accurate): negotiate with landlord utilise the NSW Fair Trading dispute resolution service (informal, generally quicker) if dispute resolution doesn't help, disutilise the NSW Fair Trading mediation service (more formal, slower) if all else fails, rely on NCAT to make a judgement (quite slow) NSW Fair Trading are reallocating staff to try and help these processes work. For OS students unable to access financial support, the suggestion was to contact the Salvation Army who have a long history of providing support to people (eg refugees) who are unable to access government support directly For sales where vacant possession is a condition of sale, the sale process should be unaffected and tenants will need to vacate. Previous NCAT orders for eviction enacted prior to the moratorium will stand. NCAT is still dealing with evictions relating to property damage and so on - all other rules seem to be in place. It's just financial hardship based evictions which are not allowed. No discussion about end of lease evictions - hopefully legislation will cover that. They did stress that all state legislation is being discussed at the federal level with the goal of having largely similar outcomes nationwide. So still not a lot of clarity, but I think we're largely going to have to rely on our various state fair trading offices for dispute resolution and mediation in a lot of cases.