Forms & resources

Dispute resolution request (Form 16)

Important: The RTA is going paperless and will cease bulk printing of all forms and publications from 1 January 2020.

A Dispute resolution request is sent to the RTA to request help with a tenancy dispute.

The RTA's free dispute resolution service can help people resolve disputes if they are unable to reach agreement by talking through the issues themselves.

Lodging the form

  • scan and email to: (file limit <5MB)
  • post to: RTA, GPO Box 390, Brisbane Q 4001

The RTA will confirm the request by email (within 24 hours) or letter.

An RTA conciliator will then contact the person who made the request to discuss the details of the dispute. In the meantime, it is a good idea to compile any documents relating to the matter.

The service is free and our conciliators are impartial. They can help negotiate a resolution, however they cannot make decisions.

If agreement cannot be reached, an application may be made to QCAT for a decision.

You must sign the form before you lodge it—keep a copy for your records.

Form 16 – Dispute resolution request
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Current version: v4 Jun16