About Open Doors to Renting Reform

The Open Doors to Renting Reform statewide community consultation was held from 30 September to 30 November 2018.

We asked tenants, rental property owners and property managers to share their experiences and feedback on how we can improve renting in Queensland.

Why we asked

Renting is an important housing option for many Queenslanders, and most people will rent for part, or all, of their adult lives. Many people also see investing in rental properties as a way of securing their financial future.

As the number of Queenslanders who rent continues to grow, we need to ensure our renting laws support access to a safe, secure and sustainable home in a stable rental market.

The renting conversation

Thousands of Queenslanders joined the renting conversation and shared their views and ideas through:

  • an online survey
  • online snap polls
  • discussion forums
  • postcard surveys
  • written submissions
  • consultation events
  • social media

We talked about

Each week we introduced new themes for our discussion forums.

A house and a home

  • renting with pets
  • entry practices and privacy
  • making changes to the property

Property condition

  • minimum housing standards
  • repairs and maintenance
  • minimising living costs
  • safety

Flexibility and security

  • tenancies that meet diverse and changing needs
  • ending tenancies

Better protections

  • people experiencing domestic and family violence
  • seniors and people with a disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
  • tenancy databases

Looking and leasing

  • looking for properties
  • application process
  • payment methods
  • rent changes
  • changing rental markets
  • bonds

What happens next?

The Queensland community enthusiastically embraced the Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation, with more than 120,000 responses received.

The experiences, views and information collected through the consultation will be analysed to help us identify reform priorities to shape the future direction of renting laws in Queensland.

Stay informed

Register for email updates about Open Doors to Renting Reform.

You can also see what’s happening on the @HousingforQld Facebook page - make sure you like our page to get the latest news.

We will also publish updates on this site.





The Open Doors to Renting Reform statewide community consultation was held from 30 September to 30 November 2018.

We asked tenants, rental property owners and property managers to share their experiences and feedback on how we can improve renting in Queensland.

Why we asked

Renting is an important housing option for many Queenslanders, and most people will rent for part, or all, of their adult lives. Many people also see investing in rental properties as a way of securing their financial future.

As the number of Queenslanders who rent continues to grow, we need to ensure our renting laws support access to a safe, secure and sustainable home in a stable rental market.

The renting conversation

Thousands of Queenslanders joined the renting conversation and shared their views and ideas through:

  • an online survey
  • online snap polls
  • discussion forums
  • postcard surveys
  • written submissions
  • consultation events
  • social media

We talked about

Each week we introduced new themes for our discussion forums.

A house and a home

  • renting with pets
  • entry practices and privacy
  • making changes to the property

Property condition

  • minimum housing standards
  • repairs and maintenance
  • minimising living costs
  • safety

Flexibility and security

  • tenancies that meet diverse and changing needs
  • ending tenancies

Better protections

  • people experiencing domestic and family violence
  • seniors and people with a disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
  • tenancy databases

Looking and leasing

  • looking for properties
  • application process
  • payment methods
  • rent changes
  • changing rental markets
  • bonds

What happens next?

The Queensland community enthusiastically embraced the Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation, with more than 120,000 responses received.

The experiences, views and information collected through the consultation will be analysed to help us identify reform priorities to shape the future direction of renting laws in Queensland.

Stay informed

Register for email updates about Open Doors to Renting Reform.

You can also see what’s happening on the @HousingforQld Facebook page - make sure you like our page to get the latest news.

We will also publish updates on this site.