NSW Planning has developed a Government-run STRA Register that will be integrated with booking platform providers.
Registration on the STRA Register is a mandatory requirement before a host can undertake STRA in NSW. When registering a host must confirm the building complies with the relevant fire safety standards.
For all areas, excluding the Byron Local Government Area, the STRA Register has been available from 10 April 2021. This has allowed a host to register before the new planning rules start on the 1 November 2021.
The cost of registration is a one off $65 fee and an ongoing $25 annual fee. These fees go to the NSW Planning.
The STRA Register will track the number of days a dwelling is used for STRA. This will be supported by registration data collected from booking platform integration. This includes non-hosted STRA activities, which will help with monitoring and compliance with non-hosted STRA day limits.
Access to the department’s STRA Register will be provided to all NSW councils and the Department of Customer Service to assist with monitoring and compliance.