Your say on short-term rental accommodation

Project Status: Closed

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What we’re doing

We invite feedback from short term rental property owners, renters and people who are neighbours to a short-term rental property.

Your feedback will help us understand why some property owners choose to rent their properties on a short-term basis as well as the experiences of people who use short-term rental accommodation and people who live near it.

Why we’re doing this

In May 2023 Council resolved to investigate commissioning a study to report on the impact short-term rental accommodation has on rental affordability and availability, and tourist accommodation in the City of Sydney local area.

Short-term rental accommodation refers to a property rented for a short period of time, either privately, or on platforms such as Airbnb or Stayz. Short-term rentals are regulated through NSW planning, fair trading and strata laws.

Next steps

The NSW Government plans to review how short-term rental accommodation is regulated across the state. Its review is seeking ways to better utilise all forms of housing.

Our study will provide a better understanding of the impacts of short-term rental accommodation relevant to the City of Sydney local area.

We will report to the Housing for All Working Group and Council with the findings and recommendations of our study.

How you can give feedback

This survey closes on Sunday 11 February 2024.

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