QCAT order


Rental law changes introducing minimum housing standards came into effect for new tenancies (including renewed tenancy agreements) from 1 September 2023, and will come into effect for all remaining tenancies on 1 September 2024.

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) can end a tenancy agreement for various reasons such as:

QCAT can also make an order about goods and documents left behind.

If a tenancy dispute is urgent (defined by the Act), the tenant or property manager/owner can apply directly to QCAT to have the tenancy ended. If it is non-urgent dispute, they must go through dispute resolution with the RTA before applying to QCAT.