Queensland State Government Propose Rental Increase Limit

Roundtable scheduled in Brisbane today

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The state government are preparing to sit for another roundtable in Brisbane on Tuesday in a bid to find a solution to the current rental crisis.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the state government are proposing a limit on rental price increases across the state.

The limit would prevent landlords from increasing rent more than once a year.

The changes would mean Queensland’s new rental laws would match those from other states including Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today’s roundtable will move allow Queensland renters “a fairer go”.

“Today we’re taking action to give people who are renting a fairer go,” she said.

“Weekly rents are rapidly increasing - sometimes going up $200 or even $400.

“It’s not right. That’s why we’re proposing to limit rent increases to once a year, rather than every six months.”


The roundtable comes as Queensland experiences the highest rental inflation in Australia.

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Georgie Marr

28 March 2023

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