Short Stay Rental Accommodation – Proposed Local Law

This consultation has now closed. The proposed local law will be presented to council in the new year. Thank you for providing your input and having your say. 

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) was 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 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: 

Submissions closed on Thursday 7th December 2017.