Holiday home providers are reminded to register their properties if they want to rent them out when regional travel is permitted from 1 November.
New rules for short-term rental accommodation (STRA) providers also come into effect from 1 November.
Along with registering their property, owners must also:
- have a COVID-safe plan in place,
- adhere to NSW Fair Trading’s Code of Conduct, and
- by 1 March 2022, meet fire and safety requirements, such as clear evacuation diagrams, fire alarms, extinguishers, and emergency contacts.
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said that with more than 12,000 properties on the NSW Planning Portal, owners are encouraged to register early to avoid missing out on the expected swell of visitors.
“With restrictions easing and summer on the horizon, our regions are set to boom with holidaymakers, and many of them will be staying in short-term rental accommodation,” Mr Stokes said.
“Registration is straightforward and enables a sector worth $30 billion annually to operate and thrive under a clear set of standards.”