A fair and accessible housing sector

From private rentals to retirement living, residential (manufactured home) parks and residential services—we are providing protections and giving confidence to people who reside and invest in these housing options.

Rental reform

A growing number of Queenslanders are renting—and renting for longer. They rely on safe, secure and sustainable housing in the Queensland rental market. As the rental market grows, the needs of renters and the industry are changing. Rental reform is needed to modernise legislation and keep up with the changing needs of Queenslanders.

We have consulted extensively with Queenslanders about how to ensure our rental laws strike the balance between renter and property owner needs and interests. These laws must provide certainty and clarity to encourage and maintain housing supply in the private rental market while supporting and protecting vulnerable renters, including people experiencing domestic and family violence, older people, and people with disability, to access safe, secure and sustainable housing.

We will continue to improve settings for the rental sector, ensuring quality standards for safety, security and functionality and putting in place better supports and protections.

Residential sector reforms

We are committed to giving residents and operators of residential services (such as boarding houses), retirement villages and residential (manufactured home) parks appropriate protections through legislation and access to advice and support to deliver the best possible outcomes for them.

This includes ensuring consumers and operators are better informed about their choices, rights and responsibilities and how to action them.

We will build on the improvements delivered under Housing Action Plan 2017-2020 (PDF, 786.44 KB) and continue to enhance the regulatory system to deliver reforms, build protections and generate better housing outcomes for Queenslanders.