Legislation

The RTA is the statutory authority that administers the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 and the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Regulation 2009.

The Act outlines the rights and responsibilities of tenants and property managers/owners in residential renting (which includes caravan parks and rooming accommodation) in Queensland. It sets out what to do if issues arise during a tenancy and explains what can be done if someone breaches the Act.

Simplified information from the Act is available on this website or by calling the Client Contact Centre on 1300 366 311.

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Copies of the Act and Regulation

Order copies of the Act and Regulation from the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website.

COVID-19 Regulations 

The Queensland Government's Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (COVID-19 Regulations) [PDF 603KB] for tenants and property owners affected by COVID-19 commenced on 29 March 2020.  

The six-month eviction moratorium for COVID-19 rent arrears, and measures implemented to support it, ceased to apply from 30 September 2020.

Changes to entry restrictions and relaxed repair obligations during COVID-19 ceased to apply from 1 May 2021.

The Queensland Government has made changes to some COVID-19 arrangements for residential tenancies to 30 April 2022. These apply to all general tenancies and rooming accommodation, including social housing.

The amendments are designed to help the Queensland residential rental sector transition to normal tenancy arrangements and processes under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.

Visit the Queensland Government's Residential Rental Hub website to learn more.

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