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Advice for consumers, tenants, property owners and agents, associations and trades during COVID-19

On this page you will find the latest advice on:

Renting - ResidentialDescription

Tenant - Residential Rent Relief Scheme (new application)

New applications - financial support for eligible tenants who are suffering hardship as a result of COVID-19. Also apply using this form if you have previously received a payment but your circumstances have significantly changed.

Tenant - Rental Relief Extra Support (second payment)

Extra support - A second rent relief payment available for eligible tenants who have already received a payment and who are still suffering financial hardship.

Landlord Support FundLandlord Support Fund established for landlords who have been impacted financially due to tenants being behind in paying rent.
Residential tenancy changesCovers immediate stop to notices to vacate, rent increases, breaking a lease due to severe hardship, delaying evictions (rent in arrears) and general repairs and maintenance.
Travel bans - rental bonds and leasesInformation for tenants who are unable to travel to Tasmania and need to cancel their rental accommodation or change the moving in date.
Property managers -  overseas students - COVID-19 travel bans - rental bonds and leasesInformation for property managers where overseas students are unable to travel to Tasmania.
COVID-19 Safe Workplace Guidelines for the real estate industry
(PDF, 237.6 KB)
Guidelines setting out what real estate agent employers should do including developing a COVID-19 safety plan, risk management, cleaning/hygiene, workplace entry restrictions and physical distancing, responding to a COVID-19 incident.
Commercial tenancyDescription
Commercial tenancy changesCovers immediate stop to terminating leases, increasing rent as well as the introduction of a Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies.
Occupational and risk-based licensingDescription
COVID-19 Safe workplace guidelines for the security industry(PDF, 233.4 KB)Guidelines setting out what security agent employers should do including developing a COVID-19 safety plan, risk management, cleaning/hygiene, workplace entry restrictions and physical distancing, responding to a COVID-19 incident.
Consumer rights - Australian Consumer Law (ACL)Description
Consumer rights, travel and event cancellations relating to COVID-19Information from the ACCC on consumer rights when cancelling or changing travel, events, weddings, gym memberships and other consumer-related issues.
Scams - advice from ACCC/ScamwatchReport coronavirus scams.
Incorporated AssociationsDescription
Delaying AGMs and changes to sending documents to CBOSNew rules may affect associations and delay holding AGMs. Also there are changes to lodging documents (online, email, post).
Building and tradesDescription
Illegal plumbing workImprovising and illegally modifying toilet system.

Related information

Latest advice from Australian Government Department of Health

Health and safety of workers and other persons

Public Health Services  (external link) is the lead Tasmanian Government Agency for the Tasmanian response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). All businesses should be monitoring advice on:

  • preventing exposure
  • when to get treatment and
  • when and how to conduct testing.

WorkSafe Tasmania has some advice for employers and businesses relating to obligations and responsibilities for the health and safety of workers and other persons.

Note: WorkSafeTasmania does not provide specific information relating to the spread or containment of the virus. For this information visit Public Health Services  (external link).

Updated: 08 Sep 2020