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26 March 2021 26 March 2021 2010 No 42
2021 No 5
11 December 2020 11 December 2020 2019 No 23
2020 No 30
28 September 2020 28 September 2020 2020 No 25
01 July 2020 01 July 2020 2018 No 79
14 May 2020 14 May 2020 2020 No 5
10 April 2020 10 April 2020 2019 No 23
25 March 2020 25 March 2020 2020 No 1
23 March 2020 23 March 2020 2018 No 5
2018 No 58
26 November 2019 26 November 2019 2019 No 23
01 July 2019 01 July 2019 2018 No 79
28 February 2019 28 February 2019 2018 No 58
2018 No 79
31 October 2018 31 October 2018 2018 No 65
21 August 2018 21 August 2018 2018 No 45
01 July 2018 01 July 2018 2017 No 17
07 July 2017 07 July 2017 2017 No 22
27 June 2017 27 June 2017 2017 No 25
30 January 2017 30 January 2017 2016 No 60
06 January 2017 06 January 2017 2016 No 55
08 July 2016 08 July 2016 2016 No 27
18 December 2015 18 December 2015 2015 No 34
01 November 2015 01 November 2015 2013 No 97
08 January 2015 08 January 2015 2014 No 88
04 July 2014 04 July 2014 2014 No 33
03 January 2014 03 January 2014 2013 No 111
01 January 2014 01 January 2014 2012 No 59
2013 No 95
05 July 2013 05 July 2013 2013 No 47
04 January 2013 04 January 2013 2012 No 95
06 July 2012 06 July 2012 2012 No 42
06 January 2012 06 January 2012 2011 No 62
08 July 2011 08 July 2011 2011 No 27
01 February 2011 01 February 2011 IA sec 30C
07 January 2011 07 January 2011 2010 No 119
17 June 2010 17 June 2010

This Act has been amended by sec 30C of the Interpretation Act 1987 No 15.

Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42

Assented to 17.06.2010.

Date of commencement, 31.1.2011, sec 2 and 2010 (658) LW 3.12.2010.

Amended by sec 230 of this Act.

COVID-19 Recovery Act 2021 No 5

Assented to 25.03.2021.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.24, 26.3.2021, sec 2(2) and sec 230 of this Act and cl 41E of the Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019 (629).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 No 30

Assented to 27.10.2020.

Date of commencement of Schs 1.40 and 2.34, 11.12.2020, sec 2(3).

Better Regulation Legislation Amendment Act 2020 No 25

Assented to 28.09.2020.

Date of commencement of Schs 2.8, 5.1 and 7.4, assent, sec 2.

COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Miscellaneous) Act 2020 No 5

Assented to 14.05.2020.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.28, assent, sec 2(1).

COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 No 1

Assented to 25.03.2020.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Better Regulation Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No 23

Assented to 26.11.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.10[1], 10.4.2020, sec 2(2) and 2020 (85) LW 13.3.2020.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.10[2]–[8] and [10]–[15], assent, sec 2(1).

Date of commencement of Sch 1.10[9], 11.12.2020, sec 2(2) and 2020 (712) LW 11.12.2020.

Amending legislation

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 No 30

Assented to 27.10.2020.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.5, 11.12.2020, sec 2(3).

Fair Trading Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Act 2018 No 79

Assented to 28.11.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, 28.2.2019, sec 2 and 2019 (113) LW 28.2.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.7.2019, sec 2 and 2019 (114) LW 28.2.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 1.7.2020, sec 2.

The amendment made by Sch 3.7[1] was without effect as the provision being amended was substituted by the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Act 2018.

Fair Trading Legislation Amendment (Reform) Act 2018 No 65

Assented to 31.10.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 7.13, assent, sec 2 (1).

Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Act 2018 No 58

Assented to 26.10.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [1] (other than to the extent that it inserts the definition of Domestic violence offence), [2]–[10], [12]–[29], [31], [32], [34]–[36], [39] and [40], 23.3.2020, sec 2 and 2019 (626) LW 16.12.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [1] (to the extent that it inserts the definition of Domestic violence offence), [11], [33], [37] and [38], 28.2.2019, sec 2 and 2018 (774) LW 21.12.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [30], 28.2.2019, sec 2 and 2019 (116) LW 28.2.2019.

Residential Tenancies Amendment (Social Housing) Act 2018 No 45

Assented to 21.08.2018.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Property, Stock and Business Agents Amendment (Property Industry Reform) Act 2018 No 5

Assented to 21.03.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.13, 23.3.2020, sec 2 and 2019 (625) LW 16.12.2019.

Electronic Transactions Legislation Amendment (Government Transactions) Act 2017 No 25

Assented to 27.06.2017.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017 No 22

Assented to 01.06.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 7.7.2017, sec 2 (3).

Crown Land Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No 17

Assented to 17.05.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.7.2018, sec 2 (1) and 2018 (225) LW 1.6.2018.

Regulatory and Other Legislation (Amendments and Repeals) Act 2016 No 60

Assented to 14.11.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.7, 30.1.2017, sec 2 (2) and 2016 (744) LW 9.12.2016.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2016 No 55

Assented to 25.10.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.27, 6.1.2017, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2016 No 27

Assented to 07.06.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 8.7.2016, sec 2 (1).

Residential Tenancies and Housing Legislation Amendment (Public Housing—Antisocial Behaviour) Act 2015 No 34

Assented to 22.10.2015.

Date of commencement, 18.12.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (799) LW 18.12.2015.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2014 No 88

Assented to 28.11.2014.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.24, 8.1.2015, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 No 33

Assented to 24.06.2014.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.14, 4.7.2014, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2013 No 111

Assented to 03.12.2013.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.24, 3.1.2014, sec 2 (1).

Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 No 97

Assented to 20.11.2013.

Date of commencement, 1.11.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (446) LW 7.8.2015.

Civil and Administrative Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013 No 95

Assented to 20.11.2013.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 No 47

Assented to 25.06.2013.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.26, 5.7.2013, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2012 No 95

Assented to 21.11.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.16, 4.1.2013, sec 2 (1).

Community Housing Providers (Adoption of National Law) Act 2012 No 59

Assented to 28.08.2012.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2 (1) and 2013 (674) LW 6.12.2013.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 No 42

Assented to 21.06.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.25, 6.7.2012, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2011 No 62

Assented to 16.11.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, 6.1.2012, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 No 27

Assented to 27.06.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.8, 8.7.2011, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2010 No 119

Assented to 29.11.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.28, 7.1.2011, sec 2 (2).

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Sec 3

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 4.34 [1] [2]; 2013 No 97, Sch 3.12 [1]; 2013 No 111, Sch 3.24 [1]; 2016 No 27, Sch 2.40 [2]; 2018 No 5, Sch 2.13; 2018 No 58, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 5

Rep 1987 No 15, sec 30C.

Sec 8

Am 2010 No 119, Sch 1.28 [1]; 2013 No 97, Sch 3.12 [2] [3]; 2017 No 17, Sch 4.83; 2019 No 23, Sch 1.10[1]; 2020 No 30, Sch 1.40[1].

Sec 8A

Ins 2013 No 97, Sch 3.12 [4].

Sec 9

Am 2013 No 97, Sch 3.12 [5].

Sec 22

Am 2011 No 27, Sch 1.8 [1].

Sec 26

Am 2018 No 58, Sch 1[2] [3].

Sec 27

Am 2020 No 25, Sch 5.1.

Sec 29

Am 2018 No 58, Sch 1[4]–[6].

Sec 31A

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1[7].

Sec 33

Am 2010 No 119, Sch 1.28 [2]; 2011 No 27, Sch 1.8 [2].

Sec 36

Am 2010 No 119, Sch 1.28 [3]; 2011 No 27, Sch 1.8 [3]; 2018 No 58, Sch 1[8].

Sec 38

Am 2019 No 23, Sch 1.10[2].

Sec 40

Am 2019 No 23, Sch 1.10[3].

Sec 41

Am 2010 No 119, Sch 1.28 [4]; 2011 No 62, Sch 1.14 [1]; 2018 No 58, Sch 1[9].

Sec 42

Am 2011 No 27, Sch 1.8 [4].

Sec 46

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 4.34 [3] [4].

Sec 52

Am 2018 No 58, Sch 1[10].

Sec 54

Am 2018 No 58, Sch 1 [11]; 2019 No 23, Sch 1.10[4].

Sec 54A

Ins 2019 No 23, Sch 1.10[5].

Sec 55

Am 2018 No 58, Sch 1[12]; 2019 No 23, Sch 1.10[6].

Sec 55A

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1[13].

Sec 62

Am 2012 No 42, Sch 1.25 [1].

Sec 64A

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1[14].

Sec 65

Am 2018 No 58, Sch 1[15]–[17].

Part 3, Div 5A

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1[18].

Sec 65A

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1[18].

Sec 65B

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1[18]. Am 2020 No 30, Sch 1.40[2].

Secs 65C, 65D

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1[18].

Sec 66

Am 2018 No 58, Sch 1[19].

Sec 80

Am 2018 No 58, Sch 1[20].

Sec 85

Am 2018 No 58, Sch 1[21].

Sec 87

Am 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 88

Am 2012 No 42, Sch 1.25 [2]; 2018 No 58, Sch 1[22] [23].

Sec 89

Am 2011 No 27, Sch 1.8 [5]; 2018 No 58, Sch 1[24]–[26].

Sec 92A

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1[27].

Sec 95

Am 2014 No 88, Sch 1.24 [1].

Sec 98A

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1[28].

Sec 99

Am 2011 No 62, Sch 1.14 [2].

Sec 100

Am 2014 No 33, Sch 1.14 [1]; 2018 No 58, Sch 1[29]–[31].

Sec 102

Am 2011 No 27, Sch 1.8 [6] [7].

Sec 103A

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1[32].

Part 5, Div 3A

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1 [33].

Sec 105A

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1 [33]. Am 2019 No 23, Sch 1.10[7]–[9] (am 2020 No 30, Sch 1.5).

Sec 105B

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1 [33]. Am 2019 No 23, Sch 1.10[10] [11].

Sec 105C

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1 [33]. Am 2019 No 23, Sch 1.10[12].

Secs 105D–105G

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1 [33].

Sec 105H

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1 [33]. Am 2019 No 23, Sch 1.10[13].

Sec 105I

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1 [33]. Am 2019 No 23, Sch 1.10[14] [15].

Sec 107

Am 2012 No 42, Sch 1.25 [3]–[5]. Subst 2018 No 58, Sch 1[34]. Am 2020 No 30, Sch 2.34.

Sec 110

Am 2011 No 27, Sch 1.8 [8].

Sec 121

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 4.34 [5]; 2016 No 55, Sch 1.27 [1].

Part 6, Div 2

Rep 2018 No 79, Sch 3.7[2].

Sec 126

Am 2013 No 47, Sch 1.26 [1]. Rep 2018 No 79, Sch 3.7[2].

Secs 127–129

Rep 2018 No 79, Sch 3.7[2].

Sec 130

Am 2010 No 119, Sch 1.28 [5]. Rep 2018 No 79, Sch 3.7[2].

Secs 131–133

Rep 2018 No 79, Sch 3.7[2].

Sec 134

Am 2013 No 47, Sch 1.26 [2]. Rep 2018 No 79, Sch 3.7[2].

Sec 135

Rep 2018 No 79, Sch 3.7[2].

Sec 136

Am 2012 No 59, Sch 2.4.

Sec 139

Am 2012 No 42, Sch 1.25 [6].

Part 7, Div 5, heading

Am 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [2].

Part 7, Div 5, Subdiv 1, heading

Ins 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [3].

Secs 143, 146, 147

Am 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [4].

Part 7, Div 5, Subdiv 2, heading

Ins 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 151

Am 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 152

Rep 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [6].

Part 7, Div 5, Subdiv 3, heading

Ins 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [7].

Sec 154

Am 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [4].

Part 7, Div 5, Subdiv 4 (secs 154A–154F)

Ins 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [8].

Part 7, Div 5, Subdiv 5, heading

Ins 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [8].

Sec 154FA

Ins 2018 No 45, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 154G

Ins 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [8].

Part 7, Div 7 (secs 156A, 156B)

Ins 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [9].

Part 7, Div 8 (secs 156C, 156D)

Ins 2018 No 45, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 157

Am 2013 No 97, Sch 3.12 [6] [7].

Sec 157A

Ins 2014 No 33, Sch 1.14 [2].

Sec 159

Am 2012 No 42, Sch 1.25 [7]; 2014 No 33, Sch 1.14 [3]; 2016 No 55, Sch 1.27 [2]; 2016 No 60, Sch 2.7.

Sec 160

Am 2014 No 33, Sch 1.14 [4] [5].

Sec 162

Am 2018 No 45, Sch 1 [3].

Secs 164, 165

Am 2014 No 33, Sch 1.14 [4].

Sec 171

Am 2014 No 33, Sch 1.14 [4] [5].

Sec 177

Am 2014 No 88, Sch 1.24 [2].

Sec 178

Am 2013 No 111, Sch 3.24 [1] [2]; 2014 No 33, Sch 1.14 [4]; 2016 No 27, Sch 2.40 [3].

Sec 179

Am 2016 No 27, Sch 2.40 [4].

Sec 186

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 4.34 [6] [7]; 2018 No 58, Sch 1[35].

Part 8, Div 7 (sec 186A)

Ins 2018 No 79, Sch 1.

Sec 189

Am 2013 No 97, Sch 3.12 [8].

Sec 192

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 4.34 [8].

Sec 193

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 4.34 [9].

Sec 194

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 4.34 [10].

Sec 195

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 4.34 [11].

Sec 196

Am 2018 No 58, Sch 1[36].

Sec 200

Am 2020 No 25, Sch 2.8[1] [2].

Sec 202

Am 2012 No 95, Sch 1.16 [1]; 2018 No 58, Sch 1 [37].

Sec 203

Subst 2017 No 22, Sch 3.64.

Sec 207

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.130.

Sec 209

Am 2010 No 119, Sch 1.28 [6]; 2013 No 97, Sch 3.12 [9].

Sec 213A

Ins 2018 No 58, Sch 1 [38].

Sec 216

Am 2018 No 58, Sch 1[39].

Sec 217

Am 2012 No 42, Sch 1.25 [8] [9].

Sec 218

Am 2014 No 88, Sch 1.24 [3] [4].

Sec 222

Am 2014 No 33, Sch 1.14 [6].

Sec 223

Am 2012 No 42, Sch 1.25 [10]; 2016 No 55, Sch 1.27 [3]; 2017 No 25, Sch 1.30 [1]–[3].

Sec 228

Ins 2015 No 34, Sch 1 [10].

Part 13

Ins 2020 No 1, Sch 2.17. Rep 2010 No 42, sec 230.

Sec 228A

Ins 2020 No 5, Sch 1.28[1]. Am 2020 No 25, Sch 7.4. Rep 2010 No 42, sec 230.

Secs 228B, 228C

Ins 2020 No 5, Sch 1.28[1]. Rep 2010 No 42, sec 230.

Sec 229

Ins 2020 No 1, Sch 2.17. Rep 2010 No 42, sec 230.

Sec 230

Ins 2020 No 5, Sch 1.28[2]. Rep 2010 No 42, sec 230.

Sch 1

Am 2014 No 88, Sch 1.24 [5]; 2018 No 65, Sch 7.13.

Sch 2

Am 2012 No 95, Sch 1.16 [2]; 2013 No 95, Sch 4.34 [12] [13]; 2014 No 33, Sch 1.14 [7]; 2018 No 45, Sch 1 [4] [5]; 2018 No 58, Sch 1[40]; 2018 No 79, Sch 2.3; 2020 No 5, Sch 1.28[3] [4]; 2021 No 5, Sch 1.24.

Sch 3

Rep 1987 No 15, sec 30C.

The whole Act

Am 2016 No 27, Sch 2.40 [1] (“Director-General” and “Director-General’s” omitted wherever occurring, “Secretary” and “Secretary’s” inserted instead, respectively).

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