There are a number of key regulatory bodies and industry bodies that are relevant to real estate practice in each state.
- Office of Fair Trading (QLD)
The Role of the Office of Fair Trading (QLD) is to regulate the Real Estate Industry in their
respective states. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) control over agents is absolute
and is dictated by the state-specific legislation Property Occupations Act 2014 (QLD).
- NSW Fair Trading (NSW)
The NSW Fair Trading has control over agents is absolute and is dictated by the state-specific legislation Property and Stock Agents Act 2002 (NSW).
https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ - NSW Only
- Consumer Affairs (VIC)
Consumer Affairs (CA) control over agents is absolute and is dictated by the state specific legislation Estate Agents Act 1980 (VIC).
https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/ - Victoria Only
- Consumer Protection (WA)
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s control over agents are absolute
and is dictated by the state-specific legislation Real Estate Business Agents Act 1987 (WA).
https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumer-protection - Western Australia Only
Civil and Administrative Tribunal
The QLD Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) is established under the Queensland
Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009. Civil and Administrative Tribunals deal with a broad and diverse range of matters, from tenancy issues and building works to decisions on guardianship and administrative review of government decisions.
The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) is established under the Civil and
Administrative Tribunal Act 2013.
https://www.ncat.nsw.gov.au/ - NSW Only
The VIC Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is established under the Victorian Civil
and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998.
https://www.vcat.vic.gov.au/ - Victoria Only
The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) is established under the State Administrative Tribunal Act 2004 (WA). SAT is an independent body that makes and reviews a range of administrative decisions. These range from reviews of multi-million dollar tax judgments and dog destruction orders to disciplinary proceedings, guardianship questions and town planning and compensation issues.
https://www.sat.justice.wa.gov.au/ - Western Australia Only
The Real Estate Institute in each state is the peak industry body for real estate agents and property professionals. The largest and most influential association of its kind, the industry
the body represents thousands of agents across the state.
- Real Estate Institute of QLD (REIQ) - https://www.reiq.com/ - QLD Only
- Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW) - https://www.reinsw.com.au/
- Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) - https://reiv.com.au/
- Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) - https://reiwa.com.au/
- Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) - https://reia.com.au/
Property Council of Australia (PCA)
The Property Council of Australia represents owners and managers of commercial, industrial
and retail properties. https://www.propertycouncil.com.au/ - National