Project status: Closed

How you had YourSay

Every Canberran deserves a safe and secure place to live. We want to create more secure housing and a fairer rental system for all Canberrans, which is why we are modernising our tenancy laws.

We developed a Public Exposure Draft of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2022, which have four key reforms:

  • ending no cause evictions
  • prohibiting rent bidding
  • establishing minimum standards for rental properties
  • ensuring renters have the freedom to grow their own food and to compost.

We know these reforms are important to most Canberrans. This was the second stage of community consultation after you gave us your feedback following the release of a Consultation Paper in 2021.

There were several ways you had YourSay on the proposed rental reforms including by send us a submission, completing and online survey or posting a quick comment.

Feedback on the Public Exposure Draft of the Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 closed on 26 August 2022. A Listening Report was released in November 2022.

The ACT Government introduced the Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 to the Legislative Assembly on 30 November 2022. The Bill was passed by the Assembly on 21 March 2023.

Have YourSay

Thank you for your feedback on the Public Exposure Draft of the Bill. Feedback closed in August 2022. A Listening Report is available on this page.

The feedback we receive will guide the ACT Government's approach to rental reforms.


Please note the Justice and Community Safety Directorate retains the right to withhold input from publication if it believes that the content is defamatory, offensive, contravenes anti-discrimination or anti-vilification law or otherwise breaches any law.

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