The Tenants’ Union of Queensland is a specialist statewide community legal service for tenancy law matters and provides a free tenancy law advice service for residential tenants.
The Tenants’ Union seeks to represent the concerns of all Queensland tenants who live in rental accommodation, including caravan park and boarding house residents.
The Tenants’ Union aims to improve conditions for residential tenants by assisting tenants to understand and exercise their legal rights and responsibilities. Our vision is a society where renting is a secure tenure and tenants are able to understand and exercise their rights and responsibilities under tenancy law.
The Tenants’ Union was established in 1986 and provides a range of tenancy information and advocacy services including: a statewide telephone advice service for tenants, tenancy publications, a tenancy law training program, and research and policy development in relation to tenancy law issues.
The Tenants’ Union has a statewide office in Brisbane. Our specialist tenancy law legal service is funded under the Legal Aid Community Legal Services Program.
For many years the Tenants’ Union has performed an important role, providing advice for tenants and advocating on behalf of tenants, to secure improvements to Queensland’s residential tenancy laws.
To support the work of the Tenants’ Union of Queensland and keep informed about issues affecting Queensland tenants join today and download your membership form here.
You can also make a donation to the work of the Tenants’ Union . All donations $2 and over are tax deductible.
You can volunteer at the Tenants’ Union. Our volunteer program is based in our Brisbane office. If you would like to learn to become a volunteer tenant advice worker email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tenants’ Union has assisted Queensland tenants for over 20 years. TUQ previously received state government funding from interest earned on tenant bond money held by the RTA. However in July 2012 the Queensland government cut funding for community based tenant advice services.
Due to this unprecedented funding cut TUQ had to close our North Queensland and the Fraser Coast regional offices and reduce our advice service from full-time to five advice sessions a week.
The Tenants’ Union continues to provide a specialist legal service for tenants funded by Legal Aid Community Legal Services Program along with a limited statewide telephone advice and advocacy service for tenants.
You can help support tenant services in Queensland.
See our Fair Go for Tenants page to find out more about the funding cuts to tenant services. To find out more about the campaign to reinstate funding for tenant advice services visit the save tenant services website or like the campaign on Facebook