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Manufactured homes

A manufactured home is a structure that:
  • has the character of a dwelling house
  • is designed to be moved from one position to another
  • is not permanently attached to land.

Manufactured homes do not include caravans or tents.

Manufactured homes are found in various types of residential parks:

  • mixed-use—the park may have a mixture of manufactured homes, caravan sites, tents and holiday cabins, which offer short and long-term accommodation
  • purpose-built—these parks are made up of manufactured homes exclusively and are often targeted at the over-50s age group.

Residential parks are managed by a park owner or manager. View a list of registered manufactured home parks by region.

Learn more about manufactured home park living including:

The Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 governs how an operator of a residential park manages manufactured homes. Action can be taken against residential park owners or managers who fail to comply with the Act.

If you are a manufactured home operator, you can view our guide for an overview of your legal and financial responsibilities and how to comply with the Act. For specific legal advice, please contact a solicitor.

For more information on manufactured homes, watch our Seniors Living Video Series, view our forms or visit our useful contacts page.

You can also access free legal assistance and information about manufactured homes from the Park and Village Information Link (PAVIL).

Manufactured Homes Survey

A survey on manufactured homes was carried out in 2013 and a report of findings (PDF 2.3MB) was produced. The department received over 1000 responses to the survey as part of the review of the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 (the Act). The information contained in the report will assist government to make proposals to improve fair trading practices in the operation of residential parks.

Queensland Housing Strategy

The review of the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 is part of the Queensland Government's commitment to the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027.

The Queensland Housing Strategy redefines how the Queensland Government will deliver housing to support urban renewal, generate new jobs, provide affordable housing and drive innovative housing design that responds to contemporary housing needs.

It also ensures those most in need are supported by a safety net of targeted early interventions, flexible packages of support, supportive social housing, and genuine wraparound services.
By creating well-lit housing pathways, we will promote growth, enable prosperity, create connections and instil confidence, providing every Queenslander with the opportunity to fully participate in social and economic life.

Contact us

The Residential Services Unit administers the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003.

Residential Services Unit
Phone: (07) 3008 3450
Fax: (07) 3008 5960
Post: GPO Box 690, Brisbane Qld 4001​​

Last updated 07 December 2018    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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