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Quick Guide to Outgoings in Retail Leases by State Legislation

Retail tenancies legislation in each state and territory regulates how a Landlord of a retail premises can collect outgoings from a tenant.

You can access the legislation directly by clicking on the link to the relevant state:-


Section of the Act

New South Wales

Sections 22–30

Retail Leases Act, 1994, NSW


Sections 37–39
Retail Shop Leases Act, 1994, QLD


Sections 39–52
Retail Leases Act, 2003, Victoria


Schedule 1, sections 18 and 19
Fair Trading (Code of Practice for Retail Tenancies) Regulations 1998

Northern Territory

Sections 35-45
Business Tenancies (Fair Dealings) Act, NT

Western Australia

Sections 12-12B
Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act, 1985 WA


Sections 65-72
Leases (Commercial and Retail) Act, 2001, ACT

South Australia

Sections 26-34
Retail and Commercial Leases Act, 1995, SA



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