Holiday Homes

Thinking of purchasing a holiday home within the Shire of Denmark?

We recommend making due-diligence enquiries for all property purchases - see our Buying a Property brochure for tips.


Commercial Holiday Homes

If you would like to rent your house as short stay accommodation you will need Shire approval before you start. This includes holiday homes owned by clubs and societies that are used by their members.

For more information about where to start take a look at our Holiday Homes Information Brochure.

If you are ready for more details or would like to apply, take a look at:

Visit our Applications page to find out how to lodge your application for development (planning) approval.

If you have multiple houses on your property or a proposing to rent out an ancillary dwelling, your 'holiday home' may be classed differently - please contact us for more information.


How are issues with the management of holiday homes addressed?

Our community has asked us to make sure that holiday homes don't impact on the special 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 1 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.


See also:


Guidelines & Information Sheets

Local Planning Framework

Enquiries & Public Consultation