Holiday Homes

Thinking of purchasing a Holiday Home in the Shire of Denmark? We recommend making due-diligence enquiries for all property purchases.

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Commercial Holiday Homes

If you would like to rent your house as short stay accommodation you will need to apply for Shire approval before you start. This includes holiday homes owned by clubs and societies that are used by their members. If you are ready for more details or would like to apply for Shire approval, please take a look at the following documents:


Please also look at the the relevant guidelines and templates at the below links:

For property owners with multiple dwellings per property, or to propose to rent our an ancillary dwelling, your 'holiday home' may be classed differently. Please contact our Planning Services team before proceeding with an application.

To commence the application process, visit our Lodge an Application page.

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Holiday Home Issues Management

Our community has asked us to make sure that holiday homes don't impact on the way of life that we and our visitors enjoy. To do this, we require the owners of all holiday homes to:

  • Complete a standard property management plan that clearly defines management and guest responsibilities
  • Provide neighbouring landowners with the opportunity to comment on any new holiday home proposals
  • Approve new holiday homes for one year only, with the effectiveness of management measures reviewed before approval is renewed
  • Provide contact details of a designated local property manager to neighbours
  • Inspect holiday homes for compliance with bushfire safety requirements annually

This has encouraged a high standard of management and property maintenance that supports our tourism industry and residents alike. If you experience an issue with a holiday home, please contact the property manager in the first instance.

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    Our Planning Services team can be reached at (08) 9848 0300 or

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