Queensland and Cairns lockdown

COVID-19 restrictions remain in place for parts of Queensland. If you rent in QLD, here’s where to get tenancy support.

What ongoing restrictions are in place?

From Friday, 8 October 2021, restrictions have eased to Stage 3 for Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Palm Island and Townsville (including Magnetic Island).

For more information on the current restrictions, news updates and FAQs, visit the Queensland Government website or the Cairns Regional Council.

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I’m renting. Where can I get help?

If you’re looking for extra tenancy support in Queensland, these organisations may be able to assist you in a range of areas.

National Debt Hotline1800 007 007. Weekdays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.National Debt Hotline
Salvation Army13 72 58Salvation Army
‘Ask Izzy’ search tool (find local services in your area)N/AAsk Izzy
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre1800 015 188, 24/7Safe Steps
Financial support for individuals in QLDN/AQueensland Government
Lifeline Australia13 11 14, 24/7Lifeline Australia

Queensland COVID-19 renter protections (past and current)

Queensland has extended some temporary regulatory measures to 30 September 2021. For more information, visit the QLD Government’s Residential Rent Hub.

Protections that continue to apply until 30 September 2021 include:

  • provisions allowing tenants experiencing domestic and family violence to end their tenancies quickly
  • protections for tenants against being listed in a tenancy database for rent arrears caused by COVID-19 impacts
  • limits on re-letting costs for eligible tenants who end their fixed-term tenancies early
  • short term tenancy statement extensions for moveable dwellings.

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