Different types of short-term accommodation are classified according to their use and management as follows:
Bed and Breakfast
Means a dwelling:
- Used by a resident of the dwelling to provide short-term accommodation, including breakfast, on a commercial basis for not more than 4 adult persons or one family; and
- Containing not more than 2 guest bedrooms
Has the same meaning as defined in the Health Act 1911, namely any building or structure, permanent or otherwise, and any part thereof, in which provision is made for lodging or boarding more than six persons, exclusive of the family of the keeper thereof, for hire or reward; but the term does not include-
- Premises licensed under a publican’s general licence, limited hotel licence, or
- Wayside-house licence, granted under the Licensing Act 1912;
- Residential accommodation for students in a non-government school within the meaning of the School Education Act 1999; or
- Any building comprising residential flats.
Examples of Lodging Houses include youth hostels, guesthouses, boarding houses, backpackers and workers accommodation and any other form of Residential Building proposed or capable of providing accommodation for 7 or more guests/occupants, whether on a short term commercial basis or a long term basis.
Applications seeking approval for a building determined by the Council as capable of providing accommodation for 7 or more persons who do not comprise a single family, shall be assessed as a Lodging House under the provisions of the Policy.
Means a group of units or apartments providing -
- Self-contained temporary accommodation for guests; and
- Any associated reception or recreational facilities.
Examples include complexes of two or more units that are commonly maintained and operated, and are furnished and equipped to be occupied in a manner similar to Multiple Dwellings but on a temporary basis. Serviced Apartments will usually be provided with laundry and cleaning services, with or without other ancillary amenities.
Applications which seek the use of an individual dwelling for the provision of accommodation on a short term basis where the maintenance and management of the accommodation of other units (although generally not supported by the Council) shall be classified as Short Term Accommodation.
Short Term Accommodation
Means a Residential Building occupied on a short term/temporary basis by no more than 6 persons that do not comprise a single family at any one time; and excludes a Lodging House, Bed and Breakfast accommodation and Serviced Apartments.
Note that hotel and motel are defined and listed as separate land use classifications and are not dealt with by this policy.