For all Western Australian Hosts and guests: have your say on short-term rental rules

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Protect home sharing in Western Australia before it's too late. Share your views with the Western Australia government before 7 March 2022. 

 

In December 2021, the WA Government announced a proposal for the strictest short-term rental accommodation regulations in Australia. If introduced, these regulations could significantly impact how you choose to share your home and puts the state at risk of having less affordable accommodation options available to travellers. 

 

Visit our website (airbnb.com/walovesairbnb) to find out more about how you can have your say before 7 March 2022. 

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Re: For all Western Australian Hosts and guests: have your say on short-term rental rules

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Huskisson, Australia
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Unfortunately, this is the way Australian states are working. 60 days for unoccupied homes is a bit harsh. NSW has 90 for some small population tourist areas and others is 180. Councils in NSW have set their own number rules.

But it is interesting  we were enquiring about a property in the Shoalhaven Region and we rang the local council and we were forwarded to NSW government. We felt the council really didnt have a say.

I recommend viewers that are connected to Airbnbs to do the survey even if you dont live in Western Australia as we are helping other hosts are trying to have a go self starter. I have submitted mine questions not invasive.

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London, United Kingdom
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Thanks @Laurelle3 for sharing your feedback on the survey!

 

It's interesting to hear your experience from another part of Australia as well, it seems quite different to how things are working in other states.

 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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@Airbnb @Emilie 
Have you also emailed all those living/ hosting in WA who have listings?

It's one way to spark a few into action.

 

There's quite a few discussion topics on STR's in general here in the CC.

 

One must fire back questions and ask for answers on what Questions did the academics do, and when, to come to their conclusions as to how STR impact on other rentals and property in general.

 

Do we ever hear how immigration of people from one country to another has a huge impact on other countries abilities to provide accommodation?

As an example under the Lange Government some years ago they encouraged 100,000 people to migrate to New Zealand with near to zilch planning where they would live, or for that matter, go to school for education, extra strain on healthcare, challenges with levels of proficiency with the English language, policing and all manner of day to day functioning and governance related matters.

 

Add to the mix with the lack of international travel the last couple of years and people still wanting to return to country of origin some of these issues have not been addressed by Councils and others who have issues with STR and understanding the importance of them with a balanced perspective.

 

They threw out Targeted Rates in Auckland they wanted to imposed on STR due to the impacts of Covid19.

 

 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 10

Add to the mix, with the push by the Nudge Unit for students internationally to do Online University classes, there's a need for a Rethink how the accommodation that was purpose built for these students will now be used that's been sitting empty and will continue to do so until things settle down.

 

There's many issues surrounding this whole situation that need to be the subject of open discussions in all our communities.

 

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@Helen427 I'm not sure which steps exactly the team has taken but that's a great suggestion, thanks!

 

You're absolutely right, there is nothing simple about this situation and it is challenging not only on several levels, but in many areas as well. Those are important conversations to have. 🙂

 

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Hay Valley, Australia
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quite astounding that the  govt of WA is so intent on keeping the state isolated, and then wants to introduce rules like this. Although sounds like something SA would do too, they often do things that  limit freedoms and ultimately limit tourism. 

I fully understand cracking down on airbnb in resi areas though, can you imagine if you lived in a nice family neighbourhood and then suddenly the house next door gets rented out to a never ending stream of noisy strangers. 

is that meant to be irony, to call the webpage "walovesairbnb"? haha. and then use a photo of an American house in the article? 


for anyone in WA filling this in can you also please comment on this: 
4. A statewide exemption for hosted accommodation.
This allows hosting 365 days a year, without approvals, for Hosts who are on site during the guest stay. However, a cap on rooms and guests of up to 2 bedrooms and 4 adults (or one family) will apply. If you wish to exceed these caps, you will have to make an application to your local council, which can be refused.

um, families come in all shapes and sizes! not just 2 parents and 2 kids, good grief!  I've come up against this SO much it's maddening. Peter Costello told us all to have a 3rd kid, remember? 😁 




5. A statewide registration system for all hosting types to support the government in its compliance and enforcement efforts.
NO, this is not for those BS made up reasons, it's so later on they will be able to implement a yearly fee (another tax) for this registration.  

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