Despite some tourist-heavy municipalities such as Warrnambool deciding to move holiday homes to commercial rate rather than residential, councils around the Wimmera are not looking to make similar changes.
A Horsham Rural City Council spokesperson said Horsham differs as a tourism destination.
"As a holiday destination, Horsham is not on the same level as coastal cities such as Warrnambool, so the matter of AirBNB rentals has not been raised as an issue during discussions with councillors," the spokesperson said.
"We charge commercial rates at 95 per cent of the residential rate, so to do what Warrnambool has done we would in fact give the AirBNB properties a discount."
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Yarriambiack Shire Council chief executive officer Jessie Holmes said their shire doesn't have different rates.
"For Yarriambiack the commercial and residential rate are the same rate in the dollar so it would not be a financial impact," she said.
"I can understand in locations where the rate is different that they would want to ensure the classifications of land use to ensure equitable rates being raised."
Last week, the Warrnambool council flagged its intention to charge ratepayers who rent out their homes for holidaymakers on sites such as Airbnb and Stayz a commercial rate instead of residential.
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