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The "We live here" policy on regulating the short-stay industry including Airbnb and other ‘sharing economy’ business practices in residential buildings.

Definitions: Short-stay means a lease or licence for a period of less than 30 days


  1. Occupier letting out part of an apartment that they occupy for a short-stay

Permitted provided that the occupier is living in the property throughout the guest stay – no minimum length of stay. 

  1. Occupier letting out all or part of an apartment for a short-stay while they travel elsewhere

Maximum of 49 days per year with a minimum of 7 days per letting period

  1. Non-resident letting out all or part of an apartment

Permitted with a minimum stay of 30 days in line with standard-form residential tenancy agreements and Commonwealth tax legislation.


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