Helpful links

Legislation
State Legislation Web
NSW Retail Leases Act 1994 www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/rla1994135
NSW Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Act 2017 No2 https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/acts/2017-2.pdf
Victoria Retail Leases Act 2003 www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/rla2003135/
QLD Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/consol_act/rsla1994189/
Tasmania Fair Trading (Code of Practice for Retail Tenancies) Regulations 1998 https://www.legislation.tas.gov.au/view/html/inforce/current/sr-1998-118
SA Retail & Commercial Leases Act 1995 www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_act/racla1995233/
WA Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 incorporating the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Amendment Act 1998 and the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Amendments Act 2011 www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/wa/consol_act/ctsaa1985406/
https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/law_a146870.html
ACT Leases (Commercial and Retail) Act 2001 www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/consol_act/lara2001233/
NT Business Tenancies (Fair Dealings) Act 2003 www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nt/consol_act/btda295/

Tribunals, law societies/institutes and other useful organisations
NSW
ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION WEB
NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) If you’re a landlord, agent or tenant involved in a tenancy dispute, you can apply online to have the matter heard by NCAT. http://www.ncat.nsw.gov.au
Law society of NSW The representative body for solicitors in NSW. https://www.lawsociety.com.au/
NSW Small Business Commissioner The Retail Tenancy Unit is part of the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner’s Dispute Resolution Unit. It provides information and strategic advice about any small business dispute. https://www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/
VICTORIA
ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION WEB
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal VCAT hears and decides cases about retail tenancies and commercial leasing disputes. https://www.vcat.vic.gov.au/get-started/retail-and-commercial-leases
Law Institute Victoria The representative body for solicitors in Victoria. https://www.liv.asn.au/
Victorian Small Business Commission VSBC is the first port of call for dispute resolution services between retail tenants and landlords. https://www.vsbc.vic.gov.au/who-we-help/retail-tenants-landlords/
QUEENSLAND
ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION WEB
QCAT If a dispute is not resolved at mediation it is then heard by QCAT. http://www.qcat.qld.gov.au/matter-types/retail-shop-lease-disputes
Queensland Law Society The representative body for solicitors in Queensland. www.qls.com.au/
TASMANIA
ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION WEB
Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading If a dispute is not resolved between the parties by direct negotiation then the Office of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading will attempt to negotiate a solution. www.consumer.tas.gov.au
Law society of Tasmania The representative body for solicitors in Tasmania. https://lst.org.au/
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION WEB
Small Business Commissioner Assists in resolving tenancy disputes between landlords and tenants. A Retail and Commercial Leasing Guide is also available on their site. https://www.sasbc.sa.gov.au/retail_leasing
Law Society South Australia The representative body for solicitors in South Australia. www.lawsocietysa.asn.au/
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION WEB
Small Business Development Corporation Assists in resolving tenancy disputes between landlords and tenants. https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION WEB
Guide Guide to the ACT Leases (Commercial and Retail) Act 2001 https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/ci/fattach/get/49290/1437434055/redirect/1/filename/Leases+-+Commercial+and+retail+handbook.pdf
Law Society of the ACT The representative body for solicitors in ACT. www.actlawsociety.asn.au/
NT
ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION WEB
Consumer Affairs The Tenancy Unit within the Consumer Affairs provides services to tenants and landlords of commercial properties in NT. www.consumeraffairs.nt.gov.au
Law Society of NT The representative body for solicitors in NT. https://lawsocietynt.asn.au/
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