What Tasmanians think of home sharing

Tasmanian Research Findings*:

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Airbnb represents 10 per cent of Tasmanian inbound tourism and 87 per cent of Tasmanians believe they should have the right to share their home if they want to. Also:

  • 72% of Tasmanians would be concerned if government restricted their choice of holiday options by limiting home sharing
  • 67% of Tasmanians reported they would be concerned if the government was to restrict whether they were allowed to share their home for short term accommodation
  • 63% of Tasmanians agree that Airbnb can help the average family afford their homes
  • 35% of Tasmanians said the government tends to over-regulate and introduce more costs


Airbnb in Tasmania


124,000 Guests in the past year
AUD$6,544 Annual earnings for a typical host in the past year
 2,000 Active listings in the past year


Meet Merrydith and Robbie

They say ‘strangers are friends you haven’t met yet’ and home sharing allows them to stay in their home and meet people from all over the world.

“Airbnb can provide an extra income to help fund our travels. It’s also a boost to tourism in Tasmania”

Merrydith and Robbie, Airbnb hosts, Hobart, Tasmania

In the news


* Source: Galaxy Research, The Sharing Economy, Research Survey. All data as of September 2016

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