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Approval to Operate an Accommodation Sharing Business - Huon Valley Council - Tasmania


You will need this approval if you intend to participate in the sharing economy by renting your home, shack or investment property.

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. This approval applies if either:

  • the accommodation is not used by you as your main place of residence
  • if visitors can book more than four rooms in your accommodation.

This approval does not apply if your accommodation falls under the 'home sharing' exemption, which applies if the dwelling is used by you as your main place of residence and either:

  • is let out to visitors while you are on vacation
  • not more than four bedrooms are let out to visitors.

Short stay accommodation providers need to list relevant planning permit information on their chosen online booking platform.

Service type


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


You may be eligible for an exemption from this approval if you have previously held a permit to undertake activities in your property (such as renting out a shack) before the exemption provision (Section 12) came into effect.

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the council to identify any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Act(s) name

Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 Tasmania

Short Stay Accommodation Act 2019 Tasmania

Administering agency

Huon Valley Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.