• Home
  • Vacate Premises Cleaning Guide

Vacate Premises Cleaning Guide



This checklist may assist to maximise your Bond refund.

To assist when cleaning it may be helpful to refer to a general definition of ‘clean’.

‘Clean’ is any area or item that cannot be enhanced with a cleaning product.


  • Vacuum and clean all sliding doors and window tracks.
  • Sweep and/or mop all non-carpeted floors, removing any marks.
  • Carpets are to be left in the same condition as marked on the original Residential Condition Report allowing for fair wear and tear. If required, carpets are to be cleaned.
  • Carpets to be professionally cleaned and fumigate for fleas – by registered Pest Company, if pets were kept at Property. Supply paid invoice copy which specifies service details.
  • Clean light fittings – gently remove light fittings and clean.
  • Clean marks off walls, ceilings and light switches.
  • Clean skirting boards, windows including frames, sills and tracks, above cupboards, picture rails, architraves and both sides of all doors, all other fittings, and insect/security screens etc.
  • Clean curtains and blinds. Refer to Agent for method advice.
  • Clean in wardrobes, shelves, drawers and mirrored doors. Remove scuff marks.
  • Remove all cobwebs and insect marks and nests.


  • Clean inside and outside of all cupboards and doors.
  • Clean inside, outside and around stove.
  • Clean inside and outside of oven, griller, doors, trays, racks, glass.
  • Clean inside, outside and behind refrigerator and dishwasher and microwave space.
  • Clean sink, especially drain holes, drainers and tap ware.
  • Range hood exhaust and filter- filter can be removed and cleaned.


  • Clean all walls, floors, mirrors and windows and window tracks.
  • Clean inside and outside all cupboards and drawers.
  • Clean toilet, bath, shower recess, remove built up soap residue on tiles and shower screens, clean sink and all tapware, towel rails.
  • Clean water outlet in shower and bath of hair and soap build up.
  • Shower curtain washed with bleach or replace if applicable.


  • Clean behind, inside and around washing machine space. Clean equipment and filters if applicable.
  • Clean inside, outside and behind dryer. Remove lint.
  • Clean inside, outside and around laundry tub, cabinets, shelves, drawers, tap ware.


  • Clean all air conditioner units and filters.


  • Sweep and mop, clean railings, glass and light fittings.
  • Remove all cobwebs etc.


  • Sweep out and remove any oil residue from concrete, pavers, paths, driveways.
  • Empty Council bins and place bins out on footpath for next collection
  • Close and lock garage door, if applicable.


  • Mow lawn, trim all edges, weed gardens, general garden tidy, remove all rubbish.
  • Return pool to condition as per condition report at start of the Tenancy and supply Pool Test report to Agent – Report to be completed on the end of Tenancy date.


  • Ensure all items are clean and are located in original rooms as per Inventory list.