Draft Short Stay Accommodation Bill 2018

On 7 August 2018, the Hon Roger Jaensch MP, Minister for Planning, announced that the Government would seek to introduce new legislation to address compliance concerns relating to short stay accommodation to ensure compliance with our existing regulations.

The Draft Short Stay Accommodation Bill 2018 (pdf, 389.0 KB) proposes to introduce measures to encourage compliance with short stay accommodation planning permit requirements, support improved enforcement by planning authorities and allow a better understanding of the impact of short stay accommodation on the broader housing market.

See the Fact Sheet - Short Stay Accommodation Bill 2018 (pdf, 192.1 KB) for more information.

How to make a submission

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

  1. Online via our Public Consultation Website, www.justice.tas.gov.au/community-consultation
  2. Via email at haveyoursay@justice.tas.gov.au
  3. Or via posted to:

Planning Policy Unit

Department of Justice

PO BOX 825

Hobart   TAS 7001

Please note that this consultation process is subject to the Governments “Publication of Submissions Received by Tasmanian Government Departments in response to consultation on major policy matters”, which can be accessed through the Department of Premier and Cabinet website

Under this policy, submissions will be made publicly available on the Department of Justice website unless, for instance, you request that your submission remain confidential, or it contains material that is defamatory or offensive.

If you would like your submission to be treated as confidential please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission, including the reasons why.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Draft Short Stay Accommodation Bill 2018, or would like a briefing, please contact the Planning Policy Unit within the Department of Justice on telephone 6166 1429 or email planning.unit@justice.tas.gov.au.

Thank you for your consideration of this important issue.