Renting in Australia – House Maintenance & Alterations

In Australia the tenant is not responsible for paying to fix most problems within the property such as a faulty oven or leaking toilet cistern, but small things like changing light bulbs and fitting new tap washers are the responsibility of the tenant.

You cannot make any alterations or additions to the property without the prior written consent of the owner of the property. This means if you want to paint a room a different colour you need to first contact your Property Manager and they will ask the owners of the property.