Consultation on the Draft Short Stay Accommodation Bill 2018

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government policy and we are seeking your input on the Draft Short Stay Accommodation Bill 2018

Submissions on the draft Bill can be made until close of business on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Do I need a permit to host Short Stay Accommodation?

Answer the following questions:

  • Is your dwelling used by you (as owner or occupier) as your main place of residence and only let while you are on vacation or are temporarily absent? Or;
  • Is your dwelling used by you (as owner or occupier) as your main place of residence and visitors are accommodated in not more than four bedrooms.

If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, you meet the ‘home-sharing’ exemption and do not require a permit.

If you answered ‘no’ to either of these questions you will need to apply for a permit.

Visit the Exemption and Standards for Visitor Accommodation in Planning Schemes page for more information and links to application packages.

The Government is making Tasmania's planning simpler, fairer and more efficient.

Download the Fact Sheet 1 - Tasmanian Planning Reform – An Overview (pdf, 169.4 KB) for more information.

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme is a set of consistent, statewide guidelines that replaces 30 different schemes across the state.

The Tasmanian Planning Policies provide strategic direction for Tasmania's planning system, in consultation with local government, stakeholders and the community.