Legislation

The RTA is the statutory authority that administers the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (PDF 1.6MB) and the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Regulation 2009 (PDF 655KB).

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.

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 introduced the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (COVID-19 Regulations) [PDF 580KB] for tenants and property owners affected by COVID-19 on 24 April 2020.  

These temporary changes are effective during the COVID-19 emergency, which lasts until 31 December 2020. The laws are designed to keep people safe and in their homes, and to help protect property owners’ investments during the COVID-19 emergency. 

Read more about the temporary COVID-19 changes and learn if they apply to your tenancy by reading the eligibility criteria on our website.  

For more information, call our 24/7 COVID hotline on 134 COVID (13 42 68). Alternatively, to speak with an RTA Customer Experience Officer, call 1300 366 311, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. 

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