Approval for a Home Based Business - Victoria

Service summary

You may need this approval if you intend to use your home as a base or the main place of activity for your business. It allows low volume occupations or trades to be situated in a residential environment. There are a variety of restrictions for a home-based business, these include:

  • the number of employees
  • operating times
  • car parking
  • odours
  • limitations of sale-able goods
  • noise limits
  • storage of goods.

Despite the above restrictions, approval may be granted for a home occupation which:

  • allows no more than two people who do not live in the dwelling to work in the business
  • has a floor area not exceeding 100 square metres or one-third of the gross floor area of the dwelling (whichever is lesser)
  • allows no more than one commercial vehicle not exceeding two tonne capacity, with or without a trailer registered to a resident of the dwelling at any one time.

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

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Eligibility requirements

There should be no more than one employee on site that does not reside within the home. You may need to apply for a planning or building permit if you do not meet all the requirements of the Home Occupation Guidelines or if you are planning on making structural changes to your home.

If you are planning on conducting a Health based business from your home, you are required to contact council's Health Department to discuss the requirements for registration or notification. A council Health inspector will need to visit the premises to ensure all requirements have been met. This will need to take place before your business becomes operational.

You must also consider the impact of your home business will have on your neighbours and surrounding areas.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Plan Submission / Inspection of Unregistered Food Premises - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Approval for a Home Based Business Other than Food - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Additional information

If more than one worker of your home business is not a resident of the dwelling, you will need to apply to the council for a Planning Permit.

Administering agency

Banyule City Council

Contact details

Health Services Officer
Banyule City Council


Operating address:
Level 3
1 Flintoff Street
Greensborough, Victoria 3088
Mailing address:
PO BOX 94
Greensborough, Victoria 3088

Phone:

03 9457 9965

Fax:

03 9499 9475
enquiries@banyule.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

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