Local Law requirements for an owner
The Local Law places the responsibility on the owner to control the behaviour of the occupants of Short Stay Rental Accommodation. This is done by requiring the owner to:
- Register the property with Council
- Appoint a designated contact person to respond to neighbour complaints within two hours
- Ensure occupants adhere to the Code of Conduct
- Provide adequate off street parking and garbage bins
As the owner of a Short Stay Rental Accommodation, you should read through the Local Law and the Code of Conduct (don’t worry, it’s not too long). A copy of the Local Law and Code of Conduct can be found below.
Short Stay Rental Accommodation Local Law(PDF, 150KB)
Short Stay Rental Accommodation Code of Conduct(PDF, 135KB)
Registering a property for Short Stay Rental Accommodation
An application can be made to register your Short Stay Rental Accommodation online. Prior to registering please make sure you understand the requirements for owning a Short Stay Rental Accommodation.
Applications must include contact details for your designated contact and an application fee of $100. Registration lasts for 12 months.
Council requires all Short Stay Rental Accommodation owners (not subject to current complaint investigation) to have applied for registration and be fully compliant with the Short Stay Rental Accommodation Local Law by no later than 30 September 2018.
Owners who have properties currently subject to a complaint investigation will be individually contacted by Council.
Once your application has been received you can expect to receive a response within 10 business days.
Renewing you registration
The registration for a Short Stay Rental Accommodation lasts for 12 months. When your registration is close to expiring, the Shire will send you notification and an invitation to re-register.
To renew your registration, you will be required to confirm the details of your registration and pay an application fee. If the Local Law and Code of Conduct is not being complied with Council may elect not to renew your registration.
To assist with meeting the requirements for owners, the Shire has provided some templates that can be edited and used to advise neighbours of designated contact details and occupants of the code of conduct.
Template Letter to Neighbours(DOCX, 58KB)
Template Code of Conduct for display(DOCX, 29KB)
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the below fact sheet which may help answer some further questions for owners of Short Stay Rentals.
Fact File for Owners(PDF, 115KB)
Short Stay Rental Accommodation FAQ(PDF, 148KB)