A state-by-state guide to the laws around pet ownership and rental properties
New South Wales
Higher bonds cannot be charged for tenants with pets or children.
Australian Capital Territory
ACT law instructs tenants to seek permission to keep a pet at a rental property if the signed tenancy agreements requires them to do so. Landlords can only refuse consent on very specific grounds and with the approval of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Pet bonds are not allowed but the tenant is responsible for any repairs or additional maintenance due to keeping a pet.