All NSW short stays must leave. WTF SMH.COM.AU reports It is now illegal for anyone in NSW to stay in an Airbnb or similar short-term letting agency accommodation, a government spokesman has declared. Under the new coronavirus regulations, no one should be staying anywhere other than their own permanent home, and they could be fined or imprisoned if they were found to be breaking emergency rules. Penalties to apply to occpant and owner. Offenders to be encouraged to be reported to NSW Police for summons and action to evict. "There's zero reason for someone to stay in an Airbnb," said a spokesperson for the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson. "It's illegal to have any guests whatsoever. Not sure how this impacts short term lets to essential workers escapcing their own home eg nurses???