short term rental data for councils

Give your council access to valuable short-term rental data for new, inactive or re-instated properties in your region.









management of short term rentals for local councils

The explosion of short-term rentals and holiday listings has caught many councils off-guard with growing housing concerns in local communities. BnbGuard is an Australia based solution to capture holiday listing data. 

Local councils have the role of enforcing the short-term rental code of conduct. We know that tourists are the lifeblood of many towns but without the right mix of legislation and enforcement, the flood of new short-term rentals will permanently alter communities.

BnbGuard helps local councils with property insights that allow them to set the right policies, create and enforce bylaws, identify offenders, launch investigations and provide helpful communications to residents, short-term rental hosts and owners.

Acknowledging that short-term rentals are a valuable part of the community is one aspect, but actively managing their existence is another. Tourism can often been seen as a life source for a region and BnbGuard will help you to effectively manage the number of STRA listings, charge tourism levies and increase overall revenues. 

data gives councils the knowledge to make decisions

Local Government leaders are focused on finding ways to manage the rapid growth of short-term rental properties in their communities.

Our data scraping technology offers councils insights and data for holiday listings from all major portals.

In a moving short-term rental market, BnbGuard continues to monitor new, active and reinstated holiday listings to provide your council with valuable data to make informed business decisions.
This information can be used by councils to make decisions on whether or not to increase tourism levies on properties that are listed as STRs and is a very effective way of increasing revenue without putting up taxes.

Knowledge is the key to managing STRA’s, making financial decisions and implementing change within your local community.

Why councils need to regulate STRA listings

The reason that councils need to regulate STRA listings vary from region to region, but generally include the following:

  1.  Increases in tourist traffic from Short-term renters. This has the potential to turn peaceful residential communities into communities of transients. 
  2. Some larger holiday listings are constantly rented by larger groups of people with the intent to have parties. This can severly impact neighbours and drive down property values. 
  3. Conversion of residential properties to STRs leads to less availability of affordable housing options and higher rents for long-term renters in the community.
  4.  Lack of proper regulation may cause tension or hostility between holiday property owners and their neighbours.
  5. Ability to charge tourism levies on STRA listings.
  6. Short-term renters don’t necessarily know neighbourhood rules which can result in safety risks, noise issues, garbage collection & parking problems.

Benefits of bnbguard

Data can be a powerful tool when it comes to finding short-term rentals. But it can also be a powerful tool when it comes to managing STRs in your region.  Data is increasingly useful when assessing short-term rentals, as councils across the country grapple with how to regulate holiday rentals. Some cities are looking for data to guide their decisions. 

BnbGuard will identify all holiday listings within your LGA. After identifying these listings, you can strengthen existing regulations in an effort to regulate short-term rentals and increase revenue by applying the appropriate levies. 

We understand that tourism is the lifeblood of many Australian regions and the benefits of data give you the insights and knowledge to take control of the STRA listings in your local government area. Working alongside the short-term rental market helps to ensure your region has the right mix of tourism, regulations and revenue.