Tenants Queensland Solicitor

Closing Date: 9am Monday 25 March.

The Role

This position is a six month full time contract located in Townsville, North Queensland. Part time options will be considered.

The Solicitor will support the organisation’s delivery of legal services to renters in the state. Primarily the role focuses on supporting renters affected by the recent flood event in Townsville and surrounds. The position is managed by the senior Solicitor based in Brisbane, and works alongside TQ’s QSTARS workers in Townsville.

You will have a strong commitment to the principles of social justice; demonstrated knowledge of, or ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of Queensland residential tenancy laws and related issues. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills including computer literacy and ability to use a CIMS. You must hold or be eligible to hold a practicing certificate for Solicitors in the State of Queensland.

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Please download a copy of the Position Description 

  • Submit your Resume and a letter that addresses the selection criteria found in the Position Description
  • Applications that do not address the Selection Criteria will not be assessed. Please limit letters to three pages
  • Email to recruitment@tenantsqld.org.au
  • Mail to Level 1, 87 Wickham Terrace, SPRING HILL 4000

Please contact Janet Dunn on 07 3832 9447 for further enquiries.

Close date

Applications close:  9am Monday 25 March 2019

The Palaszczuk Government has established a one-stop shop for rental assistance as part of the flood recovery efforts in Townsville.

The Department of Housing & Public Works (DHPW) is partnering with Tenants Queensland (TQ), the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) and REIQ to protect tenancies and obtain the best housing outcomes for residents. 

TQ will be working with government and industry to support flood affected renters and keep them appropriately housed.

The Rental Recovery Hub is located at: The Rising Sun Shopping Centre in Mundingburra, Townsville and will operate from 10am – 3pm for 7 days a week and staff from TQ, DH&PW, RTA, and REIQ  will work with affected residents on a case by case basis to get people back into homes and find temporary accommodation.

If you are unable to return home and need housing help please register for emergency housing support by calling 13 74 68 or visit www.hpw.qld.gov.au/ehar

Tenants Queensland operates the QSTARS statewide tenant advice service on 1300 744 263.



TenantConnect is the Department of Housing and Public Works tenant engagement program for public housing tenants.

Public housing tenants can have their say on the services the department delivers and get involved in their community.

 The TenantConnect survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who had their say.

Public housing tenants can still get involved through TenantConnect initiatives. Visit www.qld.gov.au/tenantconnect for more information and stay tuned for future opportunities to have your say.