Centrelink (Department of Human Services)

Centrelink are responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provide access to social, health and other payments and services. On 26 October 2004, Centrelink was created as part of the Finance and Administration portfolio. The Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011 integrated Medicare Australia and Centrelink into the Department of Human Services on 1 July 2011.

Access and Privacy

As a tenant you are entitled to quiet enjoyment of the property that you are renting, meaning that the landlord/agent must not interfere with your peace, comfort or privacy in using the premises.

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: 1300 652 641

Web Address: http://tutas.org.au/factsheet/access-privacy/

Link Owner: Tenants' Union of Tasmania


Residential Tenancy and Smoke Alarms

The Residential Tenancy Amendment (Smoke Alarms) Act 2012 (the Act) requires smoke alarms to be installed in residential rental properties in Tasmania from 1 May 2013. This factsheet outlines the major requirements of the Act for both landlords and tenants.


Boarding premises are often tenanted by vulnerable members of society, including people with a disability.  These premises, and the rights of boarders, are covered by the Residential Tenancy Act 1997.

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/housing-renting-and-buying/residential-tenancy/boarders/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

Also in: Boarding , Tenants' Responsibilities , Tenants' Rights