These rules may vary from other states in Australia and are set out in the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act).
The Act states:
The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) administers the legislation, provides information, holds rental bonds, provides dispute assistance and undertakes investigations.
Tenants in Queensland must have a tenancy agreement and if they pay a rental bond this bond must be lodged with the RTA. For further information, you can visit the RTA website http://www.rta.qld.gov.au/