Queensland’s renting households will maintain access to free tenancy advice.  Today Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport, the Hon Mick de Brenni, pledged $37.597 million for five years from June 2018 for the Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service (QSTARS).

QSTARS has helped tens of thousands of Queensland renting households since the program commenced on 1 October 2015 but until today the future of the program was unclear with the current contract ending in June 2018.

As managers and deliverers of the program, Tenants Queensland welcomes the announcement saying it will provide comfort to half a million renters throughout Queensland to know that the growing service would continue.

“Renters in all regions of the state contact QSTARS for advice and support to meet their tenancy responsibilities and exercise their rights,” said TQ CEO Ms Carr. [click to continue…]

Queensland renters!
Please send your photos by the end of the month to enter our competition.

Today, Monday October 2, is International Tenants’ Day (ITD). We wish all Queensland, Australian and renters around the world, a happy ITD. October 1 is also the second birthday of the Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service (QSTARS).

Tenants Queensland is and remains committed to improving the conditions for renters in our state and to make renting a secure and respected tenure.

As the 32nd ITD, the day has been celebrated annually on the first Monday in October since 1986, coordinating with the United Nations World Habitat Day.

If you are in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Cairns or on the Gold Coast please come and visit us at our ITD stalls (see below).

For tenants across the state, we invite everyone to participate in our photo competition ‘Home to me is……’. You have all of October to send your photos to us.

Tuesday October 3

  • Brisbane –Post Office Square, Brisbane CBD 10am –2pm – Contact details 38329447
  • Cairns – Fogerty Park, Cairns Esplanade 11:00am – 3:00pm – Contact details 38329447
  • Rockhampton – the park adjacent to South Rockhampton Swimming pool 10am – 2pm – Contact details 38329447

Friday October 6

  • Gold Coast – Harley Park, Labrador 11am – 2pm – Contact details 5525 6599