For Mob

All decisions about how Rent is spent and administered are made by a Sovereign Body and the Pay the Rent Sovereign Body is only accountable to mob.  We will have regular meetings to report back to the Aboriginal community about initiatives funded and support provided. The first meeting was held in February 2020 at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, but Coronavirus has stopped us holding further meetings for the time being.

Pay the Rent is not accountable to rent payers about how Rent is paid. 

Rent money is spent on both community’s survival needs and to fight for justice.

Justice projects

If you would like to access pay the rent funds for a justice project, please email

Funerals and sorry business

Pay the Rent is able to contribute towards funeral expenses, as well as general expenses during sorry business. If you would like to access funds to help pay for a funeral or sorry business – click here

Funeral support Ph: 0411 791 554

Community initiatives

Pay The Rent has funds available to assist Community initiatives. To be eligible to receive funding the initiative must be being delivered by an established Community group, and not be receiving funding from Government that has any form of multiple obligation. Funding in not intended to provide personal financial relief or for the purchase of land. To apply – click here  click here

“Pay The Rent offers all Australians an opportunity to work outside of government to right the wrongs.”

Ted Wilkes

life-time fighter for Aboriginal rights & Nyungar elder of the Wilak clan

“Pay the Rent is from grassroots for grassroots. No strings attached to government agenda. It assists Sovereign grassroots fight the many campaigns and struggles we face everyday.”

Lidia Thorpe

Indigenous activist

“We all exist on lands which have never been ceded. Righting the past wrongs is a social responsibility we all share. Proud advocate of Pay The Rent.”

Hana Assafiri OAM

founder, Moroccan Soup Bar

“We need to stop paying lip service to decolonisation and start Paying The Rent to the First Nations people.”

Clementine Ford

Author & commentator

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