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Find Your Next Cairns Rental

If you are moving to the Cairns Region or already living here and looking for your next home, NQ Rentals is focused solely on finding the right property for your needs.

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We specialise in rentals in Cairns and are passionate about the area. We understand how stressful searching for a property can be, and so at NQ Rentals we support you through the entire process, and make your move as seamless as possible.

  • decide on the area and price range that suits your budget
  • find a property that matches your preferences
  • book an inspection to visit the property



Following the inspection, you can conveniently apply online through our user-friendly platform. Once your application is approved, you'll be able to secure your chosen Cairns rental by paying the deposit and signing the lease and bond forms. After completing these formalities, collect the keys, and complete your entry condition report. 

NQ Rentals has the latest online portal allows you to

  • enquire about acount and payment information
  • access all documentation relevant to the lease
  • lodge maintenance requests
“Their door is always open to the tenants and owners, and their helpful courteous manner does not go unnoticed”

PC - Tenant

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We have been tenants ourselves, and know firsthand how the rental process can be unsettling at times. We believe that tenants are absolutely entitled to feel like any rental property is their home, and they should feel safe and protected throughout their tenancy. 

Our tenants are our valued clients, and we are committed to safeguarding everyone’s rights. This means you will always be treated with respect, professionalism and care, ensuring a seamless and secure rental experience.

NQ Rentals has the latest online portal that makes managing your tenancy a dream, and we work with a team of trades who are the best in the business.

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At NQ Rentals, we understand the stress and pressure that can come with applying for a rental property. We strive to make the application process as efficient and transparent as possible. We're committed to processing most applications within 24 hours, provided that your application includes all the required information. 

Applying for a rental property can be a straightforward process when you're well-prepared. Our team at NQ Rentals is here to assist you at every step of your rental journey. To strengthen your application, we recommend having all necessary documents ready before applying for properties. 

Approval and Deposit

If your application is approved, you will be required to pay a deposit equivalent to two weeks' rent. We'll send you the tenancy agreement and bond forms for digital signature. You'll have 24 hours to review, sign, and secure your tenancy. While these documents are standard Queensland tenancy agreements, we encourage you to carefully read them and ask any questions before signing.


Strong references, especially employment and previous rental references, play a crucial role in demonstrating your reliability and ability to care for rental properties.

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Bond Payment

Before collecting the keys to your new home, you'll need to pay a bond equivalent to four weeks' rent. Rest assured, this bond will be securely lodged with the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA). All payments are made into our trust account, so please allow 24 hours for the funds to clear before key collection.

Proof of Income

You'll need to provide evidence of your financial ability to meet your weekly rent. This can be accomplished through recent payslips, bank statements, or account statements that show proof of income. A previous rent ledger can also demonstrate your capacity to fulfill rental obligations.

Photo ID

You're required to provide two forms of identification. The first must be either a driver's license or passport. The second form of ID can be a Medicare card, birth certificate, bank statement, or utility accounts that verify both your name and address.