Home based business/occupations (Charters Towers) - Queensland

Service summary

You require this if your activity or profession is covered by the definition of home occupation in the planning scheme.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Home occupation

means premises used by persons, resident upon an allotment, for the conduct of a business, commercial or professional enterprise within a dwelling house on that allotment where such use does not exceed 50m2 in gross floor area, and where such use does not operate beyond the hours of 7.30am to 9.00pm Monday to Friday and 7.30am to 8.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.


Contact council to determine applicable fees.


Contact council with regard to lodging a 'Development application - Material change of use' prior to commencing your business.

Administering agency

Charters Towers Regional Council

Contact details

Environmental Services Manager
Charters Towers Regional Council

Operating address:
12 Mosman Street
Queensland 4820
Mailing address:
PO Box 189
Queensland 4820


07 4761 5300


07 4761 5344

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