This is a general overview and the system varies between state and territory.

The tenant should notify the lessor of the need to carry out any urgent repairs as soon as possible. The lessor should carry out any repairs as soon as it is necessary depending on the problem. There are special guidelines for the performance of urgent repairs.

Urgent repairs are those which are needed to correct serious faults or problems with the property which could be dangerous to the tenant or could result in substantial damage to the property or its contents. Urgent repair is work that is needed to repair: