The rental market in Australia

In Australia, we have several member organisations, whose contact information you can find here. Also as a service to anyone interested, we have also collected facts and information about the housing market in general, and rental market in particular. Most of the publications and links are based on other sources, and the authors themselves are responsible for that information.

The private rental sector in Australia

For more information, please download our PDF-files about the private rental sector in the Australian capital territory, New South Wales and Queensland.

The Private Rental Sector in Australian Capital Territory

The Private Rental Sector in Australia – New South Wales

The Private Rental Sector in Australia Queensland

Reports and publications

A Profile of Social Housing in Australia

By the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2010.

Access to Public Housing

Victorian Auditor – General’s Report, 2012.

Dwelling Tenure – Australian and Capital City

Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2011 and 2006.

Housing Australia Factsheet

A guide to housing facts and figures, 2012.

International Trends in Housing and Policy Responses

Written by Julie Lawson and Vivienne Milligan for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2007.

National Housing Supply Council

Housing Supply and Affordability Issues 2012-2013.

National Social Housing Survey 2010

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2010.

National Social Housing Survey 2014

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2014.

National Social Housing Survey Summary of 2012

A summary of national results during 2012, by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2013.

Secure Occupancy in Rental Housing: Conceptual Foundations and Comparative Perspectives

Written by Kath Hulse, Vivienne Milligan and Hazel Easthope for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2011.

Social Housing Tenants Mostly Satisfied with Housing

Published 2013.

Report on Government Services

By the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision, 2013.

Tenant Protection on the Island State of Tasmania

By the Global Tenant, 2009.

Thirty Years of Public Housing Supply and Consumption: 1981-2011

Written by Lucy Groenhart and Terry Burke for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2014.

Unsettled – Life in Australia’s Private Rental Market

A report published and produced by Choice, 2017.

Visions for Social Housing: International Perspectives

Published by the Smith Institute, 2008. Chapter 2.

Tenant links about Australia

The Department of Housing and Public Works – Queensland Government

Residential Tenancies Authority

Tenants’ Union of New South Wales


Tenants’ Advice Service- Darwin Community Legal Service

GPO Box 3180




Phone: +61 8 8982 1111

Fax: +61 8 8982 1112



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