Hold on evictions for renters

Evictions will be put on hold for commercial and residential tenants in financial distress, who are unable to meet their commitments due to the impact of the coronavirus.

Code of conduct for commercial tenancies

A mandatory code of conduct outlines a set of good faith leasing principles for commercial tenancies including: 
  • retail
  • office
  • industrial


  • owners
  • operators
  • other landlords
  • tenants

This code applies to tenants that are:

  • a small to medium sized business with an annual turnover of up to $50 million
  • eligible for the JobKeeper Payment

Rent reductions will be based on the tenant’s decline in turnover to ensure that the burden is shared between landlords and tenants.

Check with your state or territory

The code and its principles will be implemented and regulated by your relevant state or territory.

Learn more about COVID-19 Commercial tenancies and owner-operated businesses in the ACT.

Find out about rent reductions in New South Wales.

Learn about commercial tenancy relief in the NT.

Learn about support for landlords and tenants in Queensland.

Find essential information for SA lessees and lessors dealing with COVID-19.

Read the changes to commercial tenancies during COVID-19 in Tasmania.

Learn about the commercial tenancy relief scheme in Victoria.

Find out more about commercial tenancy consumer protection in WA during the coronavirus.

Learn more about the code and the 14 commercial leasing principals during COVID-19.