On this page you will find the latest advice on:
|Renting - Residential||Description|
New applications - financial support for eligible tenants who are suffering hardship as a result of COVID-19.
Extra support - A second, third and fourth relief payment is available for eligible tenants who have already received a payment and who are still suffering financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Financial support available through to 31 March 2021.
|Landlord Support Fund and Landlord Extra Support Fund|
Landlord Support Fund and Landlord Extra Support Fund established for landlords who have been impacted financially due to tenants being behind in paying rent as a result of COVID-19. Financial support available through to 31 March 2021.
|Residential tenancy go back to original laws before COVID-19||Covers notices to vacate, rent increases, breaking a lease due to severe hardship, delaying evictions (rent in arrears) and general repairs and maintenance.|
|Tenant/Tenant advocate - Rent arrears payment order||Apply for a Rent Arrears Payment Order to formalise a repayment plan for outstanding rent (rent arrears) arising from the COVID-19 emergency period starting 27 March 2020 and ending on 31 March 2021. Only tenants or tenant advocates can apply.|
|COVID-19 Safe Workplace Guidelines for the real estate industry|
(PDF, 127.5 KB)
|Guidelines setting out what real estate agent employers should do including developing a COVID-19 safety plan, risk management, cleaning/hygiene, workplace entry restrictions and physical distancing, responding to a COVID-19 incident.|
|Commercial tenancy changes||The Tasmanian Government has provided mediation for commercial tenancy disputes relating to financial hardship during COVID-19. |
This service is stopping on 1 February 2021 and no new applications will be accepted. Applications received by 31 January 2021 will be processed. Other protections offered during the financial hardship period have also ended. Read more information on retail tenancy.
|Occupational and risk-based licensing||Description|
|COVID-19 Safe workplace guidelines for the security industry(PDF, 127.1 KB)||Guidelines setting out what security agent employers should do including developing a COVID-19 safety plan, risk management, cleaning/hygiene, workplace entry restrictions and physical distancing, responding to a COVID-19 incident.|
|Consumer rights - Australian Consumer Law (ACL)||Description|
|Consumer rights, travel and event cancellations relating to COVID-19||Information from the ACCC on consumer rights when cancelling or changing travel, events, weddings, gym memberships and other consumer-related issues.|
|Scams - advice from ACCC/Scamwatch||Report coronavirus scams.|
|Delaying AGMs and changes to sending documents to CBOS||New rules may affect associations and delay holding AGMs. Also there are changes to lodging documents (online, email, post).|
|Building and trades||Description|
|Illegal plumbing work||Improvising and illegally modifying toilet system.|
Latest advice from Australian Government Department of Health
Health and safety of workers and other persons
Public Health Services (external link) is the lead Tasmanian Government Agency for the Tasmanian response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). All businesses should be monitoring advice on:
- preventing exposure
- when to get treatment and
- when and how to conduct testing.
WorkSafe Tasmania has some advice for employers and businesses relating to obligations and responsibilities for the health and safety of workers and other persons.
Note: WorkSafeTasmania does not provide specific information relating to the spread or containment of the virus. For this information visit Public Health Services (external link).