Short term accommodation
Short term visitor accommodation is the use of premises for temporary accommodation for visitors staying less than three months. Common examples are Airbnb, bed and breakfast, cabin, farm stay, holiday letting, motel or serviced apartment, with bookings often made through online platforms.
Development approval is required to use an existing dwelling for any form of tourist accommodation, regardless of the number of guests being accommodated for on the site. Approval is also a requirement so various standards relating to facilities and amenities can be met.
To lodge a development application you'll need to create an online account and register via the PlanSA Portal - register today.
There are legislative requirements for bed and breakfasts offering:
- rainwater for guests, under the Safe Drinking Water Regulations 2012
- swimming pools or spa pools available for guests use, under the South Australian Public Health (General) Regulations 2013
- handling or supplying food under the Food Act 2001.
As such Councils requires bed and breakfast operators to notify Council of their operations on our B&B food and pool questionnaire.