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14 August, 2019

Have your say on short-term rental accommodation reforms

The NSW Government is implementing a new regulatory framework for the short-term rental accommodation industry.

It includes changes to planning laws and a mandatory code of conduct. It also considers the introduction of an industry-led register of short-term rental accommodation properties.

The Department of Customer Service and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment are seeking feedback on the:

  • draft ‘Code of Conduct for the Short-Term Rental Accommodation Industry’ (the Code) that will apply to hosts, guests, online booking platforms and letting agents
  • draft Fair Trading Amendment (Code of Conduct for Short-Term Rental Accommodation Industry) Regulation 2019 that will support the Code’s implementation
  • proposed introduction of an industry-led short-term rental accommodation property register
  • draft planning instruments, which will allow residential premises to be used for short-term rental accommodation under certain conditions and provide a state-wide definition of short-term rental accommodation

More information about these reforms is at the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website. Submit your feedback by 11 September through the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment web portal.

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