Holiday Home Review

The City’s holiday home regulations are aimed at improving the management of holiday homes, while continuing to recognise the important role of holiday homes to our tourist economy.

A Staged Approach to Change

On 23 March 2022, Council resolved to adopt a staged approach for proposed changes to the regulation of holiday homes.

Stage 1 - Complete

Introduced changes to the Conditions of Registration that apply to all approved Holiday Homes. It also introduced a Code of Conduct for occupants and their guests.

Stage 2 - Complete

Initiated amendments to the City’s Holiday Home Local Law and implemented Council Policy.

Stage 3

Initiate changes to the planning provisions in the City’s Local Planning Scheme and Holiday Home Local Planning Policy. This will occur once uncertainties around the State Government’s position on Holiday Homes have been resolved.

As part of Stage 2 of the holiday home review, Council endorsed amendments to its local law on 21 September 2022. Once gazetted, the local law will be reviewed by the Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, which is a committee of State politicians from both houses of the Western Australian Parliament. 

Council also endorsed a policy to formalise the guiding principles which influence the registration conditions at its meeting of 21 September 2022. 

From 1 October 2022, as per adopted conditions of registration, all holiday homes within the City of Busselton are required to display signage with a visible telephone number on which the Manager can be contacted as required.

Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Community and stakeholder engagement took place over several sessions in August and September 2021 and again in August 2022. The City sought feedback from the community on potential changes to its Holiday Home Regulatory Review, Local Law and Policy.

Further information regarding community and stakeholder engagement:

Holiday Homes Amendment Local Law 2022 - Your Say Busselton

Holiday Home Regulatory Framework Review 2021 - Your Say Busselton

2021 Consultation Outcomes Report

Where to from here? 

The City will monitor the impacts of implemented changes and community consultation will be undertaken in early 2023 to understand the implications of these changes on the broader community.

A 'Holiday Home' is the un-hosted use of a dwelling for short stay accommodation. Development Approval along with an annual registration is required before operating. To find out more, including how to register click here.  

Related Minutes of Council 

Minutes of Council - 21 September 2022

Minutes of Council - 23 March 2022

Minutes of Council - 9 June 2021

Related Information

Holiday Homes Local Law

Local Planning Scheme No. 21

Local Planning Policy 4.1 - Holiday Homes

Holiday Home Review Direction Paper

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