Rooming House Operator's Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a rooming house within Victoria, or to continue running an existing rooming house that has not been previously registered.
A rooming house is a property that:
  • has one or more rooms available
  • is available for four or more people to occupy
  • has tenants that reside in the property and pay rent.

Existing rooming house operators must apply for a licence. Rooming house managers are not required to hold a licence.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:
  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any prescribed fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

3 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$221.80Natural person. Fees for 2016-17.
Miscellaneous$195.70Natural person (per additional manager). Fees for 2016-17.
Application$231.15Body corporate. Fees for 2016-17.
Miscellaneous$195.70

Body corporate (per additional manager). Fees for 2016-17.

Miscellaneous$195.70

Body corporate (per officer). Fees for 2016-17.

Renewal$111.10

Fees for 2016-17.

Licence$501.153 years. Fees for 2016-17.
Licence$668.15

4 years. Fees for 2016-17.

Licence$835.30

5 years. Fees for 2016-17.

Approval time

21 days.

Additional information

Each applicant only needs one licence to operate any number of rooming houses.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Regulation
Consumer Affairs Victoria

Act(s) name

Rooming House Operators Act 2016 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Residential Tenancies (Rooming House Standards) Regulations 2012 (Victoria)

Contact details

Department of Justice and Regulation
Consumer Affairs Victoria


Phone:

03 8684 0735

Other:

1300 558 181

Fax:

03 8684 6199
consumer@justice.vic.gov.au

Website:

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