Most residential tenancies in Tasmania are covered by the Residential Tenancy Act 1997 (the Act). The Act applies to both public and private tenancies, and sets out the rights and responsibilities of landlords, agents and tenants.

The information in this fact sheet is not legal advice. It is intended as a guide only. It applies only to legislation current in the state of Tasmania, Australia as at 1 January 2011. For information regarding a specific tenancy problem, please phone the Tenants’ Union on (03) 6223 2641 or 1300 652 641.

The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania Inc accepts no responsibility for actions based on this information, nor for actions based on electronic translations of this.

USEFUL CONTACTS

Tenants’ Union of Tasmania Inc
166 Macquarie Street Hobart
6223 2641 or 1300 652 641
www.tutas.org.au

Private Rental Tenancy Support Service
1300 729 400

Residential Tenancy Commissioner
& MyBond (Consumer Affairs & Fair Trading)
1300 654 499

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
1300 366 611

Anti Discrimination Commission
6224 4905 or 1300 305 062

Women’s Legal Service
1800 682 468

Hobart Community Legal Service
6223 2500

Launceston Community Legal Service
1800 066 019

North West Community Legal Service
6424 8720