In our Town Planning Scheme No.2, short-stay accommodation is a form of unhosted tourist accommodation for a period of less than three months. Premises used for short-stay accommodation are also known as "holiday houses".
Short-stay accommodation and B&B's are often listed on websites such as Airbnb and Stayz. Even if you are complying with all the policy requirements of those platforms, you still need development approval from us for short-stay accommodation and B&B accommodation.
Please note that swimming pools at short-stay accommodation and B&Bs are considered public pools and require additional approval. For information on how to obtain a Public Pool Approval, please contact us on 9528 0333.
The Parliament of Western Australia, Economics and Industry Standing Committee released its report and recommendations on its inquiry into short-term rentals on Thursday, 26 September 2019.
The Committee Report is titled "Levelling the Playing Field: managing the impact of the rapid increase of Short-Term Rentals in Western Australia."
While the outcomes were laid on the Table of the Legislative Assembly on 26 September 2019, the formal position of the State Government may not be released for at least 12 months. Visit the Parliamentary Inquiry website below for more information.
Inquiry into Short-Stay Accommodation - Inquiry details
Committee Findings - Managing the impact of the rapid increase of Short-Term Rentals in Western Australia Sept 2019
Information on obtaining approval for short-stay accommodation is available to download below.