Registration of Prescribed Accommodation - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to operate any of the following types of accommodation business:

  • bed and breakfast accommodating more than five people
  • rooming house accommodating four or more people
  • hotels and motels
  • guesthouses and boutique hotels
  • self-contained accommodation
  • farmstays or holiday camps
  • hostel or student dormitory.

You do not require this registration if you operate any of the following:

  • caravan park
  • house and granny flat
  • public hospital or nursing home
  • retirement village
  • temporary crisis accommodation.

Advice can be sought from the council for further information and advice relating to your specific business.

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 registration you must:

  • choose the local council where your business is located and make an application in the approved form
  • include with your application all the required documentation and information for valid assessment, including a plan of the premises, drawn to a scale of not less than 1:100, and showing the proposed use of each room
  • pay the prescribed fee.

You may be eligible for dual registration if your business covers two or more registrations on the one premise. Examples for dual registration are Hotels with accommodation, Motels with food preparations, etc.

Planning approval to conduct the business may also be necessary in some circumstances.

Ongoing requirements

Additional licences, registrations or permits may be required depending on the nature of activities conducted in your business (for example, registration of food premises, planning permit, liquor licence).

Renewal applications must be lodged with the council on or before 15 November in each year. Registration may be transferred to another person or premises.

Significant ongoing requirements relating to the conditions and upkeep of the accommodation will apply. It is an offence not to register prescribed accommodation or to deny free access by an authorised officer to the premises.

Duration

Registration remains in force until 31 December each year or for the period of 12 months from the date of registration if so specified by the local Council. Temporary registration may be granted for a period of less than 12 months.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Inspection$172.00

Scheduled inspections. Fees for 2016-17.

TransferTransfer

Fees range between $64 and $146 depending on the class of your business. Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Food Business Transfer Request & Information Form - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Transfer Application for Transfer of Registration of Prescribed Accommodation Premises - DOC Opens a Word document in a new browser window
Apply

Application for Registration of Prescribed Accommodation Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Act(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

Health Services
Yarra Ranges Shire Council


Operating address:
15 Anderson Street
Lilydale
Victoria 3140
Mailing address:
PO BOX 105
Lilydale, Victoria 3140

Phone:

1300 368 333

Fax:

03 9735 4249
mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

Website:

Yarra Ranges Shire Council Opens in a new browser window

Supporting information

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