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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.

Tenant - Rental Relief Extra Support (second, third, fourth and fifth payment)

Extra support - A second, third, fourth and fifth relief payment is available for eligible tenants who have already received a payment and who are still suffering financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Financial support available through to 30 June 2021.

Landlord Support Fund and Landlord Extra Support Fund

Landlord Support Fund and Landlord Extra Support Fund established for landlords who have been impacted financially due to tenants being behind in paying rent as a result of COVID-19. Financial support available through to 30 June 2021.

Residential tenancy go back to original laws before COVID-19Covers notices to vacate, rent increases, breaking a lease due to severe hardship, delaying evictions (rent in arrears) and general repairs and maintenance.
Tenant/Tenant advocate - Rent arrears payment orderApply for a Rent Arrears Payment Order to formalise a repayment plan for outstanding rent (rent arrears) arising from the COVID-19 emergency period starting 27 March 2020 and ending on 31 January 2021. Only tenants or tenant advocates can apply.
COVID-19 Safe Workplace Guidelines for the real estate industry
(PDF, 127.5 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 changesThe Tasmanian Government has provided mediation for commercial tenancy disputes relating to financial hardship during COVID-19.
This service is stopping on 1 February 2021 and no new applications will be accepted. Applications received by 31 January 2021 will be processed. Other protections offered during the financial hardship period have also ended. Read more information on retail tenancy.
Occupational and risk-based licensingDescription
COVID-19 Safe workplace guidelines for the security industry(PDF, 127.1 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: 24 Mar 2021