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Renting a House in Australia Laws

If you plan on renting a house in Australia, you need to be aware of the different tenancy laws on bonds, breaking a lease, holding deposits, etc.

Use the contacts below to find information on tenancy requirements and laws in an Australian State or Territory.


New South Wales

Department of Fair Trading NSW - Renting Advice
Phone: +61 (0)2 9377 9100
Freecall: 1800 451 301

Victoria

Consumer and Business Affairs Victoria
Level 2, 452 Flinders Street
Melbourne 3000
GPO Box 123A
Melbourne 3001
Phone: 1300 55 81 81

Queensland

Residential Tenancies Authority
Level 23
179 Turbot Street
Brisbane Queensland 

GPO Box 390
Brisbane QLD 4001 

Phone: 1300 366 311


South Australia

Office of Consumer and Business Affairs
Level 1, 91-97 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
GPO Box 965
Adelaide SA 5001
Advice -
Phone: +61 (0)8 8204 9544
Fax: +61 (0)8 8204 9570
Email: tenancy.advice@agd.sa.gov.au
Bonds -
Phone: +61 (0)8 8204 9555
Fax: +61 (0)8 8204 9570
Email: bonds@agd.sa.gov.au

Western Australia

Department of Consumer Protection Western Australia
Bond Administrator phone: +61 (0)8 9282 0830
Advice & general enquiries: 1300 30 40 54
Email: online@mft.wa.gov.au

Tasmania

15 Murray St
Hobart TAS
Freecall: 1300 654 499 (Tasmania only)
Phone: +61 (0)3 6233 4567
Fax: +61 (0)3 6233 4882
Email: consumer.affairs@justice.tas.gov.au

Australian Capital Territory

Community Health and Houses
A2 Callam Offices Easty Street
Woden ACT 2606
GPO Box 825
Canberra ACT 2601

Email: housing@act.gov.au


Northern Territory

Consumer Affairs
Week days 8:00am to 4:30pm and Weekends 9:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: +61 (0) 8999 1999
Freecall: 1800 019 319 (within the Northern Territory)
Email: territory.businesscentre@nt.gov.au

 
 
 
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