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 Manufactured homes

About 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 (PDF, 531KB) 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 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 developing a new Queensland Housing Strategy to shape the vision for housing (including seniors housing) in Queensland over the next 10 years.

The new Housing Strategy will support our aims to provide safe, secure and affordable housing options for all Queenslanders. The strategy will also guide us in providing quality housing and homelessness services into the future.

In March this year, we released the Working together for better housing and sustainable communities (PDF, 2.5MB) discussion paper. The discussion paper guided the wider conversation about improving housing outcomes across the entire housing continuum, and building stronger communities and affordable housing options for seniors.

The regulated accommodation fact sheet provides information about how the Working together for better housing and sustainable communities discussion paper contributes to regulated accommodation like residential parks.

Over a 3-month public consultation period, we talked with communities and stakeholders across the state through face-to-face engagement sessions. We also collected your feedback through written submissions and online surveys.

Submissions to the discussion paper have now closed. Processing and publication of submissions is not an automated process and may take some time. Submissions have been published only where permission has been granted.

This is an exciting time for Queensland as we develop a strategy to respond to the housing challenges facing the state.

The Housing Strategy is expected to be delivered in 2017. The next announcement about the review of the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 will also be made in 2017.  

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 08 December 2016    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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