Short-Stay Accommodation Taskforce

On Wednesday 14 June 2023, the Lord Mayor announced the new Short-Stay Accommodation Taskforce (the Taskforce). The Taskforce will examine the city’s short-stay rental market to identify a best practice approach for Brisbane and will put forward recommendations for Council to consider.

The Taskforce is liaising with business and industry groups and is seeking public submissions from the community, property owners and body corporates to plan, develop and manage the impact that short-stay accommodation is having on the city. It will also review existing short-stay accommodation approaches from outside the Brisbane Local Government Area.

Have your say

The Taskforce sought submissions regarding existing practices and procedures for short-stay accommodation in Brisbane. The online survey closed 11.59pm on Saturday 30 September 2023.

Following community and industry feedback, Council will consider and collate findings. A report will then be published with recommendations on the best practice approach to short-stay accommodation in Brisbane, including initiatives and actions Council will deliver to achieve our objectives.

If you have any enquiries regarding the lawfulness of existing short-stay accommodation properties, or regarding the assessment or approval of specific development applications, submit your concerns  via the email Council online form. Alternatively, contact Council on 07 3403 8888.

Current short-stay accommodation regulation and practices

Brisbane’s City Plan defines ’short-term’ as typically a stay of less than three consecutive months. This includes motels, backpackers, cabins, serviced apartments, hotels, farm stay, temporary private rentals, and other similar forms of accommodation.

In 2022-23, Council introduced new rating categories to encourage more properties to be available on the long-term rental market. This means houses and units rented to paying guests for temporary accommodation purposes will pay higher rates.

More information

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