Update Learn more about rental law changes commencing 1 October 2022 and register for our free information sessions. Renting laws in Australia vary from state to state. In Queensland there are rules surrounding the rental of a house, unit, share house, room, caravan or houseboat. These rules are set out in the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act). The Act states: the rights and responsibilities of tenants and property managers/owners what tenants and property managers/owners can and cannot do how to address issues that may arise during the tenancy, and what happens if the tenant/property manager/owner breaks the law. The Act applies to: tenants renting a house, unit or caravan from a property manager/owner tenants renting a room from a rooming accommodation manager It does not apply to: contracts of sale or mortgages if the sale of contract is for 28 days or less holiday lettings rental purchase plan agreements temporary refuge accommodation (e.g. a women’s shelter) commercial property (e.g. shop leases) renting outside of Queensland There are other types of rental accommodation that may be covered by the Act. Contact the RTA for more information.