Traveller Accommodation Providers (Liability) Act 2001 - Queensland

Description

The Traveller Accommodation Providers (Liability) Act 2001 (the Act) changes the common law about innkeeper's liability.  At common law, operators of establishments that provide accommodation for travelling purposes are made strictly liable for the property of guests under the innkeeper's doctrine.  This Act mitigates the harshness of the common law doctrine, through limiting strict liability to $250 per room or $50,000 if safe custody facilities are made available.

In order to receive protection, accommodation providers must display a notice (schedule 1 of the Act) in the reception area or main entrance.  Additionally, the notice must be displayed in the accommodation unit or drawn to the guest's attention in some other way, for example, a compendium in the room.  With the latter, the Act requires that the accommodation provider draw the guest's attention to the information at the time of check-in.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional information

The Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games is not responsible for the enforcement of any claim made under the Act. This is a matter between the guest and the accommodation provider and should be pursued through normal civil remedy processes.

Administering agency

Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Tourism

Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games

Phone: 07 3338 9371
Email: tourism@dtesb.qld.gov.au