Last updated 11 August 2016

The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (Qld) (RTRA Act) differentiates between residential tenancies and rooming accommodation. Rooming accommodation is defined (s 15 RTRA Act) as accommodation occupied by residents who, in return for rent:

  • have a right to occupy one or more rooms
  • do not have a right to occupy the whole premises
  • do not occupy a self-contained unit
  • share other rooms or facilities outside of the resident’s room with one or more other residents.

For the purposes of this part, the respective parties involved in rooming accommodation are called the provider and the resident. It should be borne in mind that the RTRA Act does not apply to all forms of rooming accommodation (ss 43–44).