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We are proud to represent our members and work very hard to promote the Australian Short Stay Accommodation Industry.  We offer two membership levels for you to take advantage of, depending on the exposure you require. 

Over one thousand properties across Australia are already benefiting from our services, and over 4000 in New Zealand, Canada, UK and the USA.  Listing with us is easy, and requires a small annual membership fee, and no commission to be paid!  That's right.  No commissions!  We just want you to have the pleasure of being part of OzShortStay  Don't mistake low fees for lack of quality.  Take a look around the site.  We are a professional organisation who treats their members with respect.  E-mail any of our listing members and get their comments and opinions.

We invite you to check out our details and see if we too can help you in marketing your property to the world... 

Why join our website?

  • We are proudly Australia's largest exclusive online directory for Short Stay style accommodation.
  • We get you bookings!  Check our member testimonials.  In fact, we handle over 400 enquiries a week.
  • Thousands of unique visitors to our site each week
  • Partnership with New Zealand's favorite online B&B directory KIWIbedandbreakfast.com.  Global sites operating in the USA (www.usabedandbreakfast.com) and United Kingdom (www.bandbbritain.com) bring international travelers to the site
  • Promotion to internal B&B traveler list of over 2000 registered members traveling throughout Asia/Pacific
  • Regular publications to our 2000 registered travelers
  • We want to promote your Short Stay accommodation and the Bed and Breakfast industry!!
We aggressively market and promote this web site

We aggressively market this web site on the internet.  We currently list our site on over 400 worldwide search engines.  The importance of search engines can't be overlooked, as they are the most popular method for discovering new sites.

As an individual Short Stay Accommodation owner or B&B operator, you do not want to waste precious time, money and energy registering on individual search engines.  We'll do it for you.  We market our site across all the popular search engines including:

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We also promote our site on the Radio (example: 2UE morning radio), newspaper and by word of mouth.  Check out some of the coverage in our Press Room.

We'll get you bookings

Honest!  Our web site has hundreds of people visiting and using our site each day. We don't count "hits" (which is a meaningless term). We count individuals: people like you and I from all over the world using our server to find Australian Short Stay Accommodation. We publish our numbers for anyone to review.

We have testimonials from across Australia from B&B owners who are online with us. They get bookings. It's just that simple.  Check out some of the testimonials.

We use our 'BBProfiler' tool

BBProfiler represents our easy-to-use, profile updater.  This is our technology that allows our members to to easily update their listing anytime they want.

It is available to Property owners who have internet access. The update process is completely automated and immediate, and secure.

Don't spend days waiting to get updates made to your profile. Make then immediately, and use our Hot Deals section to advertise last minute specials.
Test drive BBProfiler now!

We Are The Best Australian Short Stay Accommodation Web Site

OzShortStay was started in June 2001. In the past, you could go to any internet search engine and look for Short Stay Accommodation and B&Bs and only have 6 results come up. Today, large search engines index tens of thousands of accommodation related pages. We aim to be the most regarded as THE standard for Australian Short Stay listings on the web.

There are many other Australian Short Stay web sites on the internet, but none have the power and simplicity of ozshortstay.com.au. We have designed this site so that anyone can use it: from the latest versions of Netscape/MS Internet Explorer/Firefox, to the oldest text browsers such as Mosaic: They all work on our web site. You will NEVER see a "This site optimized for Netscape" on our site. We won't alienate your potential next client. It's a hard fact that many people browsing this site from overseas do NOT have the latest internet technology at their disposal; some are a few years behind in technology. No problem: everything will work on this web site.

We Are Inexpensive and Designed to Stay That Way

We give you a complete colour listing for a low fee of either $55 per year for a Standard membership or $99 per year Blue Ribbon membership. Fee dependant on your level of membership. Many others charge up to $500 without having nearly the audience that we attract. We ONLY list Australian Properties. Our format is simple, powerful and internationally recognizable since we use graphics to represent data.

We have developed a proprietary database technology which allows us to offer free information and search functionality

Our database technology generates the content of the web site dynamically, as well as generating renewal letters, reports and other statistics about this web site. It is all self contained within one program. Many of our competitors create your web page by hand, tediously, without any method of tracking the data that goes into those pages. You'd like your description changed?, no problem, we edit your record in our database and it goes online immediately, or you can edit your page with us using BBProfiler technology.  Test Drive BBProfiler right now and see how powerful and easy it is to use!

Our database can tell us, for example, who is up for renewal in August, who has not renewed yet in July, how many people subscribed in the first quarter of 2008 allowing us to forecast our advertising budget for the next quarter, print reminder letters to overdue subscribers, generate your web page etc.

How does all of this technology affect you? All of these state of the art techniques allow us to cut overhead and keep the price low. It only requires 2 people to manage this web site since we have developed such a powerful database tool for tracking/adding Properties.

A good demonstration of this technology is upgrading your web page: For example, we recently added more information to the web pages, "Which Credit Cards Are Accepted". We have thousands of subscribers which normally means having to edit thousands of web pages to add this information. Conventional methods would require someone going into each web page and editing them to add this information. But with our method, we simply modify our BBProfiler engine to show "credit cards accepted" and instantly thousands of subscribers on our site now contain this information.

You Have a Web Page Somewhere Else Already

Great! But will anyone ever find you? When someone in Germany wants to find a Property in Australia, they don't want to haphazardly look through random pages scattered across the Internet. They would want to find a standard Property resource with hundreds of searchable listings shown in a commonly understood format. This is precisely what we provide.

A common analogy would be this: Say you had a nice poster advertisement developed: anyone can develop the poster ad, but it's totally useless if you take that ad and stick it on a sign post in your backyard. You would want that poster to be plastered in every major travel shop available. We offer you the poster (web page) and we offer to put it on our billboard (our web site).

As part of our subscription, we allow you an outside link to your other web page at no extra cost. We would hate for those other web pages to go unnoticed since you paid good money to have them developed!

We Have The Future In Mind

Our internet web site has been very successful. Our future goals include affiliations with large Australian internet content providers and perhaps a print book for people to carry around.

We are working hard to promote your Australian Short Stay accommodation properties.

If you wish to become a member of OzShortStay, please click here to read more.