FREE Australian Residential Tenancy Agreement

A free Residential Tenancy Agreement for Australia, used by a landlord to rent residential property to a tenant. The contract contains many important terms including rent, security deposit, evixtion and more.

Disclaimer:This was not drafted by an attorney & should not be used as a legal document.


This Residential Tenancy Agreement (“Agreement”) is made on [Date] by and between:

[Name], having his permanent place of residence at [Address] herein referred to as Landlord;


[Name], having his permanent place of residence at [Address] herein referred to as Tenant.

Landlord rents to Tenant and Tenant rents from Landlord for use as a residence, a two-bedroom townhouse, located at [Address], known as the Premises.


The initial term of this lease is [Years] to commence on [Start Date] and to end on [End Date], on the following terms and conditions:


Tenant agrees to pay as rent for the demised premises AUS $ [Amount] per month, payable by cash, bank transfer, check or money order, without demand, two weeks in advance.


On execution of this agreement, Tenant deposits with Landlord the additional sum of AUS $ [Amount], or three week rents, as rental bonds, receipt of which is acknowledged by Landlord, as security for the full and faithful performance by Tenant of this agreement, all of which shall be refundable within 14 days from the date of surrendering the premises, provided Landlord may retain all or a portion of the security deposit for the following:

(a) non payment of rent;

(b) damage to property of the Landlord, unless the damage is the result of normal wear and tear or the result of actions or events beyond the control of Tenant. At the beginning of the tenancy, Landlord and Tenant shall prepare a list of existing damages to the premises.

(e) expenses required to remove, store and dispose of articles abandoned by Tenant. This Clause shall have reference to the New South Wales, Landlord and Tenant (Rental Bonds) Act, 1977.


Tenant shall conduct himself or herself and require other persons on the premises with the Tenant's consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb other tenants' or neighbours' peaceful enjoyment of the premises.


Any failures by the Tenant to pay rent or other charges promptly when due shall constitute a default herein under and permit Landlord at its option to terminate this tenancy upon 14 days' written or verbal notice to Tenant. Failure to comply with any other material term or condition herein shall also constitute a default and permit Landlord at its option to terminate this tenancy upon 30 days' written or verbal notice to Tenant.


The conditions of the lease are separate, the validity of each not being dependent upon the other. This lease constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. This lease shall be construed according to the New South Wales Office of Fair Trading.

Landlord Tenant

____________________________ ________________________________

Date: Date:

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