Making an Application

  • Applications can be made  from 1 February 2022. 

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

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

    The following information must  be provided with the application:

    A plan of the premises:

    • 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.

    Confirmation the premises can be lawfully used for short stay letting or home hosted accommodation

    A short stay letting or home hosted accommodation property must have lawful town planning rights to operate prior to gaining a local law approval. This must be demonstrated in the application. Lawful planning rights may be through a development approval; as accepted development or accepted development subject to requirements in Noosa Plan 2020; existing use rights; or a superseded planning scheme approval. This is explained further below.

    • Development approval 

    A development approval may have been issued under the current Noosa Plan 2020 or previous planning schemes  that permits short term accommodation or home hosted accommodation. Many unit developments will fall under this category where the approval was issued generally prior to The Noosa Plan 2006.

    • Accepted development or accepted development subject to requirements in Noosa Plan 2020

    This applies to short stay letting of not more than 4 times and 60 days per calendar year or home hosted accommodation in Low Density Residential zone; 

    • Existing use rights

    Existing use rights applies largely to dwelling houses that were lawfully operating short term accommodation under previous planning schemes and prior to the commencement of the new Noosa Plan 2020 on 31 July 2020. 

    Evidence must be provided with the application that the property has existing lawful use rights to operate short term accommodation (e.g. written advice confirming existing use rights from Council, history of past bookings prior to 31 July 2020, property management agreements etc.

    • History of past booking should provided on the platform’s letter head (i.e. Stayz, AirBnB etc.)  in pdf.
    • The bookings should be presented in a format that details the number of bookings, dates and duration of stay and number of occupants.

     

    • Superseded planning scheme approval

    This applies to properties issued an approval for short term accommodation within the 12 month period following the introduction of Noosa Plan 2020 between 31 July 2020 and 31 July 2021.

    • The short stay letting or home hosted accommodation use must comply with development approval conditions or if for existing use rights, the relevant planning scheme requirements at the time the  use commenced.

     

    Refer to the Short Term Accommodation Guide for further information.

    Confirmation (by ticking box on the application form)

    • the premises will not be used as a party house;
    • the premises is lawfully constructed and classified for its use;
    • a current pool safety certification has been issued by a licensed QBCC pool safety inspector; and
    • a current electrical safety certification for the smoke alarms has been issued by a licensed electrical contractor.

    Contact person information for short stay letting applications:

    • 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.

    ^ A single application can be lodged by onsite property managers on behalf of the properties within their onsite letting pool.

    *Fees have been waived until June 30, 2022

  • 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.

Application Forms

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    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

    • or in person at 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin 4565

     

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    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