Mornington Peninsula Short Stay Rental Accommodation Visitor Information

In May 2018 the Mornington Peninsula Shire introduced a Code of Conduct under the Mornington Peninsula General Purposes Local Act stipulating guidelines for guests occupying short stay accommodation. These guidelines are to ensure unacceptable behaviour, misconduct or nuisance to neighbouring properties are respected. The Local Law places the responsibility for occupant behaviour on the owner of the property.

The Local Law objectives are to:

  • Place the responsibility for occupant behaviour on the Owner of the Short Stay Rental Accommodation.
  • Implement a Code of Conduct to ensure an appropriate standard of management of behaviour at the accommodation.
  • Minimise the risk of such accommodation affecting the peace of the neighbours by providing a designated contact person for the property.
  • Regulate and control the use of Short Stay Rental Accommodation by implementing a registration requirement.
  • Enforce the requirements of the Local Law and Code of Conduct in the event of a breach or failure to comply with a notice of direction.

The Code of Conduct creates a standard of management that must be adhered to under the Local Law. The Local Law establishes a Code of Conduct detailing the requirements for the use of the accommodation which includes the following:

1. The Owner must control and be responsible for the behaviour of occupants at the dwelling and unacceptable behaviours include:

  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Yelling
  • Screaming and arguing
  • Loud cheering, clapping and singing

2. Off-street parking must be provided for all occupants’ motor vehicles. The owner must provide information to occupants on parking arrangements prior to arrival.

3. Additional accommodation is not allowed on site by way of tents, caravans, campervans or similar facilities.

4. Outdoor areas including swimming pools, spas, outdoor decking and balconies are not to be used between 11pm and 7am.

5. The Owner must inform occupants of waste disposal arrangements and remove any excess waste left by occupants. An adequate number of bins must be provided for collection and storage of all rubbish. All rubbish should be regularly emptied

6. The owner must display and make the Code of Conduct available to all occupants and visitors to the dwelling including availability on their website or any social media used by the owner to promote the Short Stay Rental Accommodation, and must incorporate the Code of Conduct provisions into rental terms and conditions.

7. The owner of a Short Stay Rental Accommodation dwelling must maintain any land connected to the dwelling in good condition.

Under the Local Law, a designated contact is a requirement for Short Stay Rental Accommodation registration. This also forms part of the required standard of management.

The designated contact details must be provided, in writing, by the owner, to any adjoining neighbours of a registered Short Stay Rental Accommodation. This includes a neighbouring property directly across from the accommodation.

Please be mindful while enjoying your stay that surrounding neighbours live in this community and are entitled to peace and amenity in their residential area, thank you.

A serious breach of the Code of Conduct may result in the termination of your rental agreement and require you to immediately vacate the property.

Further information can be found at www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/shortstay