Many homeowners throughout Australia are earning additional income from auxiliary dwellings on their properties. While rules governing such dwellings vary from state to state and even between local government areas, it could be a great way to supplement incomes.
In South-east Queensland, council’s such as Ipswich and Logan, permit auxiliary dwellings to be rented out to non-family members, potentially turning an unproductive asset into an income earner. The criteria for these dwellings vary between the LG areas, so it’s always advisable to check with your local council first before going down this path.
Before going any further, let’s clear up any confusion about the differences between a secondary dwelling, auxiliary unit and dual occupancy.