Please note: A number of QLDC’s online services will be offline tonight (Friday 23 October) at 9.00pm for an estimated 30 to 60 minutes, due to an update to our internet connection.

Services affected by the outage include eDocs, Infringement Waivers and our GIS mapping systems.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Short Term Accommodation

Find out everything you need to know about providing Short Term Accommodation, whether as a homestay, a holiday home or as residential visitor accommodation.

General information

Our district plan rules on visitor accommodation came into legal effect on 21 March 2019. After this date, any new residential visitor accommodation (RVA) or homestay activity must comply with the new district plan provisions, or obtain resource consent. These new rules do not affect existing consents issued, or registrations applied for, prior to 21 March 2019.

The new rules require you to ‘notify’ us of the activity prior to it commencing. We will accept registering through our website as providing appropriate notification at this time.

If you would like more information about these changes, please get in touch with one of our Duty Planners by either emailing us here:

Or contact us on the below numbers:

Cease registration/notification

If you'd like to cease your registration or notification, please email us with your valuation number or property address:

Further information

For more information, check the following documents relating to Visitor Accommodation in the Queenstown Lakes.

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