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Taking a pet bond

The Residential Tenancies Act (the main law covering renting in Victoria) does not mention pet bonds.

If you want to take a pet bond and the original weekly rental amount was less than:

  • $350 per week in a lease of up to five years, or
  • $760 per week in a lease of more than five years

you must apply to the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to seek approval to take more than four weeks’ rent as a bond.

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