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Short-Term Rental Accommodation ("STRA")

Short-Term Rental Accommodation ("STRA")

The phrase short-term rental accommodation ("STRA") is defined in the New South Wales "State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) Amendment (Short-term Rental Accommodation) 2021" under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (NSW) 1979 means a dwelling used by the host to provide accomodation in the dwelling on a commercial basis for a temporary or short-term period. The most common form of short-term rental accommodation are properties that are made available via online platforms such as Airbnb, Booking.com and Stayz.

There exists specific legislation in some jurisdictions in Australia that provide for specific obligations for fire safety in dwellings used for short-term rental accommodation purposes.


In preparing this definition, we have drawn from various sources including Legislation, Codes, Standards and industry information, research and knowledge.  Like the english language, these definitions may subtly change from time to time. As such these definitions are provided solely on the basis that users will be responsible for making their own assessment of the definition and and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information.