Applications, fees and renewals

 

Short Stay Letting applications 

An application form must be completed for each property^ and application fees paid. 

The following information must also be provided with the application.

  • Applications used for short stay letting must demonstrate lawfulness:

    • by a development approval; or
    • as accepted development or accepted development subject to requirements in Noosa Plan 2020; or
    • by existing use rights; and
    • complies with development approval conditions or if for existing use rights, the relevant planning scheme requirements at the time the short stay letting use commenced.

    Refer to the Short Term Accommodation Guide for further information.

  • a site plan showing location of all buildings including any outdoor entertainment area, swimming pool or spa, vehicle parking area and the location of each window and door opening of any adjoining residence;

    • a floor plan showing use of each room and the maximum number of people to be accommodated in each bedroom.

    View example plans.

    • the premises will not be used as a party house;
    • written confirmation as evidence, such as a Form 29 or statement from a building certifier, the premises is lawfully constructed and has the correct building classification for short stay letting;
    • written evidence of a current pool safety certification issued by a licensed QBCC pool safety inspector; and
    • written evidence of a current electrical safety certification for the smoke alarms issued by a licensed electrical contractor.

     

    Note: The building certification industry sector has called on council to require written evidence of building classification, pool safety certification and electrical certification to be submitted as part of the application to ensure compliance with these requirements.

    • name and telephone number of the contact person responsible for the premises (may include an individual, letting agency, property manager, security firm or the like);
    • confirmation the contact person is:
      • available 24 hours a day 7 days per week;
      • within 20km of the premises; and
      • responsible for the premises including addressing complaints and visitor queries.

    Application forms are available for download at the end of this page. 

  • A single application can be lodged by onsite property managers on behalf of the properties within their onsite letting pool. A single site plan and generic floor plan for each 1,2, 3 bedroom unit type is required with the application. 

    An approval will be issued to each property owner within the letting pool. If a property’s contact person changes, ie. they leave the letting pool and self-manage or use an external agent, the owner will need to immediately notify Council of the change and update the approval.

    If a property ceases short stay letting and becomes permanently occupied, Council will need to be notified by the property owner and the approval will be cancelled.

    When making an application on behalf of a number of properties in the letting pool - please use the "0" lot when filling out the lot plan description on the application form. Separately provide the list of properties in the onsite letting pool. Please click here to use our example list.

  • Download application form for Short Stay Letting here 

    Download Change Application Form for Short Stay Letting here 

    Applications with required supporting information can be made via:

    • email to mail@noosa.qld.gov.au; or

    • post to PO Box 141, Tewantin 4565; or

    • or in person at 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin 4565

     

Home hosted accommodation applications

An application form must be completed and application fees paid. The following information must also be provided with the application:

    • by a development approval; or
    • as accepted development or accepted development subject to requirements in Noosa Plan 2020.
    • a site plan showing location of all buildings including any outdoor entertainment area, swimming pool or spa, vehicle parking area and the location of each window and door opening of any adjoining residence;
    • a floor plan showing use of each room and the maximum number of people to be accommodated in each bedroom.
    • the premises will not be used as a party house;
    • written confirmation as evidence, such as a Form 29 or statement from a building certifier, the premises is lawfully constructed and has the correct building classification for home hosted accommodation;
    • written evidence of a current pool safety certification issued by a licensed QBCC pool safety inspector; and
    • written evidence of a current electrical safety certification for the smoke alarms issued by a licensed electrical contractor.

    Note: The building certification industry sector has called on council to require written evidence of building classification, pool safety certification and electrical certification to be submitted as part of the application to ensure compliance with these requirements.

  • Download application form here 

    Applications with required supporting information can be made via:

    • email to mail@noosa.qld.gov.au; or
    • post to PO Box 141, Tewantin 4565; or
    • in person at 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin 4565

     

Application fees for 2023/24 commencing 1 July 2023

  •  

    Application type

    Fees

    Short stay letting of house

    $1026

    Short stay letting of house principal place of residence (max. 4 times a year and max 60 days)

    $259

    Short stay letting unit

    $346

    Home hosted accommodation

    $259

    Change to short stay letting or home hosted accommodation approval

    $135

    Transfer of short stay letting or home hosted accommodation approval

    $135

    Operating short term letting or home hosted accommodation may change your rating category. For rating information please click here.

  •  

    Approval type

    Fees

    Short stay letting of house

    $400

    Short stay letting of house principal place of residence (max. 4 times a year and max 60 days)

    $100

    Short stay letting unit

    $200

    Short stay letting of unit principal place of residence (max. 4 times a year and max 60 days)

    $100

    Home hosted accommodation

    $100

  • For further information regarding Short Stay Letting application and renewl fees, please refer to our new fact sheet