Rent Distribution

Pay the Rent supports community initiatives that promote self determination and Sovereignty of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Funds are distributed to established Community groups that don’t receive government funding. Funding is not intended to provide personal financial relief, native title litigation, or purchase of land.


Funerals and Sorry Business


Pay The Rent have supported many families during the worst time of their lives and assisted with associated  costs of over 3000 funerals since our formation. This includes deaths in custody.


“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

“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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