Tenants Victoria, the state's peak body for renters, surveyed renters about the financial impact of public-health lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, conducted immediately after Victoria's fifth lockdown in August 2021, found that 69% said they were financially impacted by lockdowns, while more than half said they were struggling to pay rent.
- The average financial loss per day was $108 per renter.
- 69% of the overall respondents said they had been financially impacted by the lockdown.
- Just over half of the overall respondents in the snapshot survey said the lockdown had affected their ability to pay rent.
- Participants in the survey came from 61 of Victoria’s 79 local government areas (LGAs).