Approval to Operate an Accommodation Sharing Business - Tasmania

Description

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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

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

Forms

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

Administering agency

Dorset Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Operating address: 3 Ellenor Street
Scottsdale
TAS 7260
Mailing address: PO BOX 21
Scottsdale, Tasmania 7260
Phone: 03 6352 6500
Fax: 03 6352 6509
Email: dorset@dorset.tas.gov.au
Website: Dorset Council (Opens in new window)