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Transfer to another property

Eligibility to transfer

You can apply for a transfer to another property if you have a need to move to different housing.

To be considered for a transfer, you must meet at least 1 of the following criteria to show that your current housing doesn’t meet your housing needs:

  • your relationship with another tenant has broken down
  • your safety is at risk
  • you need to live in a particular location to access essential services, gain employment, meet cultural obligations, gain access to children or for family/informal support
  • the design and/or size of your current housing doesn’t meet your household's needs
  • you’ve been referred to us by Disability Services or Queensland Health because you have a disability and need suitable housing.

Note: It’s an offence under the Housing Act 2003 to knowingly provide false and misleading information that may influence decisions made about your eligibility for housing services.

You must also:

  • be up to date with your rent payments
  • have kept your current property in good condition.

Applying for a transfer

  1. Complete the Application to transfer form (PDF, 808KB).
  2. Attach any paperwork to support your transfer application.
  3. Have all the tenants (people who signed the State tenancy agreement) sign the form.
  4. Send the form to your nearest Housing Service Centre.

We will tell you our decision in writing or contact you for more information if needed.

Help with your transfer application

You can have a guardian or administrator, friend or advocate help you complete the transfer application form.

We can arrange an interpreter for you if necessary.

If your transfer application is approved

If we approve your application to transfer, you must choose 6 locations (suburbs, towns, cities) that you would like to live in.

If you’re transferring because you need to live in a particular location and have evidence to support this, you only need to list for that area.

Transferring to the new property

You need to sign a new State tenancy agreement for the property you’re moving into. You’ll be given the balance of the initial 3-year, fixed-term period.

We regularly review your eligibility for housing to see if your circumstances have changed before the end of the 3-year, fixed-term period.

Tell your nearest Housing Service Centre if there are any changes to your household.