Shire to Follow Up with Accommodation Providers

Published on Monday, 4 April 2022 at 9:33:41 AM

The Shire of Denmark is continuing to follow up with un-registered commercial Holiday Home and Holiday Accommodation providers.

In the coming weeks, the Shire will be writing to identified un-registered holiday home and accommodation providers advising them of their legislative requirements.

Providers who do not choose to complete the registration process will be subject to penalties.

Shire of Denmark Chief Executive Officer David Schober said this action is required to provide safeguards for customers and fairness for all businesses who operate in the accommodation sector.

“Many business owners and concerned residents have appealed to Council on this issue,” Mr Schober said.

“Our community has been asking Council to do what it can to ensure all accommodation providers in our Shire operate on a level playing field.”

“Many accommodation providers have provided feedback that they are registered and doing the right thing, while their competition is operating without approvals. This places visitors at risk by not having the appropriate health and safety oversight and also exposes accommodation providers to enormous risks in the event of accidents.”

The Shire is aware of several un-registered commercial holiday home and holiday accommodation providers in the Local Government area and will be writing to them directly in the coming weeks.

In the months ahead, Shire officers will continue to do regular sweeps to identify additional un-registered providers that appear to be taking advantage of the current market conditions without the necessary approvals in place.

Shire officers are available to answer questions about the registration process at the Planning Services desk at the Shire of Denmark Administration Building, via email on and on the phone at (08) 9848 0313.

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