Media Releases

media releases

Check out the latest Media Releases from The REIQ. For media enquiries and interview requests, please contact our Corporate Affairs Manager on telephone 0417 623 723 or email

24 Sep 2020: REIQ’s Election ‘Wish List’ Fit-For-Purpose & Future Proofed

The REIQ is calling on Queensland’s major political parties to not forget the critical contributions of Queensland’s real estate sector to the local economy, as the State election draws closer.

03 Sep 2020: REIQ Forms Partnership to Connect More People With Property 

The REIQ is delighted to announce a new corporate partnership with Auswide Bank.

11 Aug 2020: Queensland rental market faces tightest conditions since GFC

Around 70% of the State’s rental market currently faces extremely tight conditions – in fact, the tightest conditions seen in Queensland since the Global Financial Crisis according to the REIQ’s latest quarterly rental vacancy data released today.

04 Aug 2020: REIQ demands QLD Government protect our property market now

The REIQ is demanding urgent action from the Palaszczuk Government to protect Queensland’s property market right now as a new wave of contagion threatens to undo the State’s recognised efforts of containing COVID-19 to date.

16 July 2020: REIQ Rental Reduction COVID-19 Survey Stats

The REIQ’s residential rent reduction survey results during COVID-19.

02 July 2020:  One Touch Execution Enabled With Utility Connection Services

The new utility connection services feature enables real estate agencies to nominate their default utilities connection provider so that all tenants are offered utility connections in the process of signing a tenancy agreement.

14 May 2020: Quarterly Vacancy Rates March 2020

Queensland’s residential rental vacancy rates for the first three-monthly quarter of 2020.

5 May 2020:   REIQ Calls on State Govt to Protect QLD Property Market

The REIQ is seeking urgent action from the Queensland Government to assist in maintaining the stability of the Queensland property market in the face of the economic impacts of COVID-19.

24 April 2020: COVID-19 Guidelines Fair & Balanced Outcome

The REIQ achieves more fair & balanced protections for both landlords & tenants.

14 April 2020: Everyone Matters in Real Estate Campaign Launch

The REIQ launched its latest industry campaign, Everyone Matters in Real Estate, targeting the Queensland Government and its proposed rental reforms.

9 April 2020: QLD Government’s COVID-19 Rental Reforms Lack Balance

The Queensland Government has unveiled a range of residential tenancy protections to implement a freeze on evictions, a waiver on rental payments and a ban on non-essential inspections and maintenance, unless it’s urgent or can be done while observing social distancing.

29 March 2020:  Urgent Action Required Now

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a six-month moratorium on residential and commercial evictions as a result of financial distress if tenants are unable to meet their financial obligations. However, no further details were yet again provided.

26 March 2020: Blanket Eviction Bans

The REIQ fears property owners will face financial ruin if a blanket eviction ban fails to consider property owners as well.

24 March 2020:  Restrictions to Auctions and Open Home Inspections during COVID-19

The Prime Minister recognises the real estate industry as an essential service during COVID-19.