All short stay accommodation requires registration with the Shire.
Renewal Applications: Start from Step Two
Planning and building approval is generally required to assess the suitability of your proposed business in your chosen location including signage, in relation to zoning, parking, amenity and general compliance with the Building Code of Australia.
Please contact our Planning Services team:
Planning approval is not required for holiday accommodation.
Any application for registration of short stay accommodation must be supported by:
The application needs to clearly demonstrate that the proposed holiday accommodation can be adequately managed and will not cause nuisance or adversely affect the amenity of the locality.
Our guides may also help to ensure you have complied with the respective acts, codes, local laws, standards and regulations and that you obtain the relevant approvals and licences.
If renewing a licence and the details have not changed, you do not need to resupply the supporting documents.
Lodging Houses and Holiday Accommodation Defined
A lodging house is any building used for lodging or boarding of more than six (6) persons, exclusive of the family of the keeper thereof, for hire or reward. This includes a lodging house within a recreational campsite for sporting, religious, ethnic or educational pursuits, a serviced apartment and a short term hostel.
Holiday accommodation excludes buildings on a caravan park, excludes lodging houses, and means a building where the period of occupancy of any lodger is not more than 14 consecutive days and includes a bed and breakfast, chalet, cottage or holiday house.
Online Applications:We will process your application and issue an invoice for the payment of the fee. This can be paid online or in person at the Shire’s Administration Office.
In Person:Cash, card, cheques and money orders are accepted.
By Post:Cheques and money orders are accepted.
Complete the Registration of Accommodation Application form.
Download the Registration of Accommodation Application form.
Visit us with your completed application, preferred payment type and copies of your supporting documents:
Shire of Murray Administration Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra 6208 View Map
Post your completed application form, cheque or money order and copies of your supporting documents to:
PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208
We will contact you should we require any further information and should all conditions be satisfactorily met, we will issue approval.
Environmental Health approval is required to allow camping/caravan stays on any property for a fee or reward.
This license allows the applicant to offer camping and/or caravan stays on a property in the Shire of Murray, over a 12 month period.
Application and Renewal Process (Renewals Start from Step Two):
Complete the Caravan Park and Campground Application form.
Download the Caravan Park and Campground Application form.
Visit us with your completed application and copies of your supporting documents:
Post your completed application form and copies of your supporting documents to:
PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208
We will process your application and issue an invoice for the payment of the fee. This can be paid online or in person at the Shire’s Administration Office or by posting a cheque or money order to PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208.
The fees for the grant or renewal of a licence are calculated by multiplying the relevant amount by the maximum number of sites including any sites that may be used as an overflow area.
Environmental Health approval is required to allow camping/caravans to stay on any property for a fee or reward.
This process allows you to offer camping and/or caravan stays on your property for an accumulative total of up to 90 days per 12 months.
This licence cannot be extended but can be renewed annually.
If you intend to offer accommodation for more than 90 days please visit the Caravan Park and Campground Licence section.
Approval will generally only be considered on land zoned:
Application and Renewal Process:
Application Fee: $50
We will process your application and issue an invoice for the payment of the fee. This can be paid online or in person at the Shire’s Administration Office.
Cash, card, cheques and money orders are accepted.
Cheques and money orders are accepted.
Complete the Camping Application form.
Download the Camping Application form.
Short stay means temporary accommodation provided either continuously or from time to time, with no guest accommodated for periods totalling more than 3 months in any 12 month period. Short stay accommodation includes:
Lodging house (boarding for more than six (6) people):
Approval is required for any commercial accommodation.
An approval for short stay accommodation is only valid for a period of 12 months and may or may not be subject to conditions. It is the responsibility of the registered keeper of the short stay accommodation to ensure that the registration is renewed each financial year and remains valid at all times.