Short Stay Rental Accommodation – Proposed Local Law

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council will introduce a Local Law to address the potential impacts of anti-social behaviour on the local community from occupants of short stay rental accommodation properties - commonly referred to as party houses – across the peninsula.

The Local Law will be used in conjunction with the Environment Protection Act 1970, Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

The Short Stay Rental Accommodation Local Law (Draft) will be on public exhibition from Thursday 9 November until Thursday 7th December 2017. 

The Shire’s proposed local law creates a Registration System that identifies the owner of the property and requires the owner to nominate an appointed agent who must respond immediately (within two hours) to neighbour complaints.

It also establishes a Code of Conduct that sets standards for the numbers of occupants, expectations for the behaviour of occupants, and controls over car parking and rubbish disposal.

If the draft Law is adopted penalties will apply for breaches of the Local Law and the Code of Conduct.

A copy of the proposed Local Law is on display at Council’s Customer Service Centre’s at the following locations:

  • 90 Besgrove Street, Rosebud 3939 - 8.30am to 5.00pm;
  • 2 Queen Street, Mornington 3931 - 8.30am to 5.00pm;
  •  21 Marine Parade, Hastings 3915 – 8.30am to 5.00pm;
  • 1085 Frankston Flinders Road Somerville 3912 (within Somerville Library) 10.00am to 5.00pm.

and available for download:

Short Stay Rental Accommodation Local Law Draft(PDF, 194KB)

Short Stay Rental Accommodation Code of Conduct Draft(PDF, 174KB)  

Have Your Say: 

Any person may make a written submission on the proposed Local Law to Council.  Written submissions regarding this proposal will be considered if received by Thursday 7th December 2017 

A Committee meeting to hear submissions will be scheduled if one or more persons request to be heard in support of their submission.

A submission must be made in writing using one of the options below:

  • Mail: address to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, 3939 or
  • Email: send emails to c&
  • Online: using the form below

Submissions must state clearly whether you (or a representative on your behalf) wish to be heard in support of your written submission.

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Any queries can be directed to Mr Mark Upton, Team Leader Environment Health – Environment Protection on (03) 5950 1050

Make a submission:

If input is on behalf of a group/club, please specify (for publication on website)
Please only attach one pdf file
Do you want to be heard at a s223 Committee meeting?

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