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For inquiries about the rental property, please contact _______________________ at:
Phone: ___________________________________


Rental Property Address: __________, __________ __________, ACT
Date of Availability: 1 October 2023


Name: ____________________________________________________________________
Email Address: ____________________________________________________
Home Phone: _________________________ Alternative Phone: _________________________
Date of Birth: _________________________
DESIRED MOVE-IN DATE: _________________


Name: ____________________________________________________________________
Email Address: _____________________________________________________
Home Phone: _________________________ Alternative Phone: _________________________
Date of Birth: _________________________


Name: ____________________________________________________________________
Relation to Applicant: _____________________________Date of Birth: ____________________

Name: ____________________________________________________________________
Relation to Applicant: _____________________________Date of Birth: ____________________


  1. PETS

    The Landlord does not allow pets in the rental property.


    The Landlord does not allow smoking of cigarettes in the rental property.


    The Landlord does not allow the use of waterbeds on the premises.

I declare that the information I have provided is true and correct, and contains no misrepresentations. If misrepresentations are found after a residential lease agreement is entered into between the Landlord and Applicant, the Landlord shall have the option to terminate the residential lease agreement and seek all available remedies.

The Applicant authorises the Landlord to verify all references and facts, including but not limited to current and previous landlords, employers and personal references. The Applicant understands that incomplete or incorrect information provided in the application may cause a delay in processing or may result in the denial of the application.

Applicant's Signature ______________________ Date ___________
Co-Applicant's Signature ______________________ Date ___________

Residential Rental Application Information

Alternate Names:

A Residential Rental Application is sometimes referred to as a:

  • Tenant Rental Application
  • Tenancy Application Form
  • Rental Application Form
  • Private Rental Application
  • Pre-Tenancy Application Form

What is a Residential Rental Application form?

A Residential Rental Application is a document typically used by landlords or property managers to collect information from potential tenants looking to rent property. The form is used to screen for qualified applicants in a way that ensures fairness by providing a standard process for any and all prospective renters.

What tenant information can be collected with a Residential Rental Application?

Not all landlords will have the same rental application as other landlords, and some landlords who own several types of property might have separate applications that require different information for each property.

For example, if a landlord manages an adults-only residence in Sydney, they would likely include that information somewhere on the application and ask if the applicant has children.

So long as the landlord has the same vetting process and application form for every tenant applying for the same property, and they aren't asking illegal questions (e.g. about ethnicity, religion, etc.) as a way of discriminating against candidates, the application questions can be used to collect a wide range of information.

Typically, someone screening tenants might ask for the following details:

  • Personal information (the applicant's name, phone number, birthday, dependents, pets, etc.)
  • Tax file number to perform a credit check
  • Residential history (the applicant's current address, previous landlord's name, the length of their tenancy in that residence)
  • Employment details (their job history, position, time spent in that position, supervisor's name and contact information, and salary information)

The tenancy application also has another section where a tenant can authorize the criminal and credit background check. In this section, there is also space for the applicant to comment on anything negative that may show up on the criminal and credit background checks, like a bankruptcy claim.

What obligations do landlords have when collecting personal information about tenants?

Collecting personal information can be a sensitive situation, which is why there are regulations in place that landlords should adhere to.

The Privacy Act 1988 relates to the collection and treatment of personal information in Australia, and the obligations listed therein can affect how landlords collect and store the personal information of current tenants and rental applicants.

Some of these obligations include:

  • You have to advise the tenant on why you are collecting information and who you might share it with (e.g. another landlord who manages the property)
  • You cannot use the information for a purpose other than what is stated on the pre-tenancy application form
  • You cannot share the information with anyone without permission from the current or prospective tenant
  • The purpose for collecting the information must be lawful and the information must be relevant to the tenancy
  • The information should be stored in a secure location with reasonable safeguards (like a lock and key) in place
  • The tenant has a right to access and correct the information if necessary

Why should I use LawDepot's Residential Rental Application form?

Having a legal form that can fit for virtually any landlord, property manager, or lessor in Australia is important, which is why LawDepot's tenancy application can be customised to suit the laws and regulations for the following Australian states and territories:

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
  • New South Wales (NSW)
  • Northern Territory (NT)
  • Queensland (QLD)
  • South Australia (SA)
  • Tasmania (TAS)
  • Victoria (VIC)
  • Western Australia (WA)

Our user-friendly legal form can be edited specifically for the needs of your rental situation, including the information you choose to request from potential tenants. You can also personalize landlord information, rental property information, and potential lease terms like possession and tenancy term dates.

Documents Related to Residential Rental Application forms:

  • Condition Report: A Condition Report is used to document the condition of a rental property once a tenant moves in and once the tenant moves out to determine if any damages need to be repaired using the tenant's security deposit.
  • Lease Amendment: A Lease Amendment is a contract that makes changes to clauses and terms in an existing Tenancy Agreement without negating the entire contract.
  • Lease Assignment Agreement: A Lease Assignment Agreement is a document that tenants use to transfer their interest in a Tenancy Agreement to another party.
  • Lease Notice: Landlords use lease notices to inform and advise tenants when issues pertaining to the tenants' lease arise, e.g. eviction notices, lease violations, and more.
  • Residential Tenancy Agreement: A Residential Tenancy Agreement is a contract made between a tenant and a landlord that describes the terms of a rental lease.
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