Short-term rental accommodation Planning Proposal

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Short-term rental accommodation is also known as STRA or holiday letting.

The NSW Government has endorsed the change for non hosted holiday letting to 60 days per year for most of the Shire.  

Some areas in Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads will be able to operate without a cap on holiday letting, for 365 days per year. Maps for these areas are available on the NSW Dept Planning portal website.

When will the new STRA rules start?

There will be a 12-month transition period for the community and industry to prepare.  The new day caps will take effect on 23 September 2024. Up until 23 September 2024, the existing STRA regulations remain in effect.

The changes do not affect hosted STRA. This is where the host, who can be the owner, tenant, or permanent resident, resides on the premises during the short term stay.

Council reports about the STRA proposal