Approval to Operate an Accommodation Sharing Business - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to participate in the sharing economy by renting your home, shack or investment property (such as through AirBnB).

Approval, planning and building requirements vary depending on which of the following categories the property you are renting falls in to:

  • your own home with up to four bookable rooms - no permit required
  • your own home with more than four bookable rooms and investment properties or shacks up to 300 square metres - permitted use, lodge standard form with your local council
  • investment properties or shacks greater than 300 square metres - approval required, apply to your local council.

There are minimum standards for occupancy levels, plumbing and toilets, fire safety, off street parking, bushfire planning and heritage provisions which must be adhered to and may vary between councils.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Approval to Operate an Accommodation Sharing Business - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Launceston City Council

Act(s) name

Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Launceston City Council


Operating address:
Town Hall, 18-28 St John Street
Launceston
Tas 7250
Mailing address:
PO BOX 396
Launceston, Tasmania 7250

Phone:

03 6323 3000

Fax:

03 6323 3001
contactus@launceston.tas.gov.au

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