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Granny Flats in Australia – A Growing Phenomena posted on the 11th February 2016

We thought we would put together a quick easy to read guide for whats happening Australia wide as part of the Granny Flat Revolution!

Sonia Woolley
11 February 2016

NSW

Governed by State Legislation
60m2 Dwelling – 450m2 min. land size
Can be rented out as investments

WA

Governed by State Legislation
Called Ancillary Dwellings
60m2 – 70m2, 2 bedroom – 450m2 min land size
Can be rented out as investments

Victoria

Governed by State Legislation
(DPU) Dependant Person Units
m2 Currently being done
Cannot be rented out as investments

QLD

Governed by each Local City Council (LGA)
Some Councils call them Secondary Dwellings; Auxiliary Dwellings; Granny Flats
Ipswich : 50m2 – no minimum land size
Logan : 70m2, 2 bedroom – land up to 999m2
Logan : 100m2, 2 bedroom – land size over 1,000m2
Ipswich, Logan, Toowoomba – can be rented out as an investment.
Moreton Bay Shire Council is expected to make a public announcement shortly that they too will allow second dwellings to be built and rented out

SA

Governed by State Legislation
(DPU) Dependant Person Units – 60m2
Cannot be rented out as investment

ACT

Governed by ACT State Government
Called Secondary Dwellings
90m2, 2 bedroom
Can be rented out as investments

Tasmania

Governed by State Legislation
The “Ancillary Flat” 30% of main dwelling (or 60m2)

Written by Sonia Woolley