Airbnb not made illegal in NSW amid tighter COVID-19 regulations

Airbnb not made illegal in NSW amid tighter COVID-19 regulations
Airbnb not made illegal in NSW amid tighter COVID-19 regulations

Staying in an Airbnb in New South Wales has been declared an illegal act, Fairfax Media reported today.

But a spokesperson for the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said the reports that it is illegal to stay in short-term rental accommodation was incorrect. 

There is no ban on any kind of accommodation.

The NSW Government advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has been very clear.

As per the public health orders, people must stay home with the exception of a number of circumstances including work and to provide care.

The NSW Government acknowledges that in these circumstances the provision of short-term accommodation is often critical, particularly for our frontline health workers.

“It isn’t illegal for them to advertise the property but guests couldn’t get there without breaking the law,” one commentator advised.

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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