Licence to Operate a Private Psychiatric Hostel - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a private psychiatric hostel. A private psychiatric hostel is a private premises in which at least 3 people who are socially dependant because of mental illness reside for treatment. You will not need to apply for this licence if the people being treated at your premises are family members.

You can apply for this licence as an individual or as an organisation. Licences are assessed by the Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit of the Western Australian Department of Health.

A licence may be granted to individuals, firms or organisations. The licence will not be granted until the premises are approved and arrangements have been made for the management, equipping and staffing of the hostel.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 as an individual, you must:

  • be over the age of 18
  • be a person of good character and reputation
  • be a suitable person to operate a private psychiatric hostel
  • have sufficient financial resources to comply with the licence obligations
  • fully understand the duties and obligations of the licence
  • undergo an inspection of the proposed psychiatric hostel to ensure it is suitably equipped and managed.

To be eligible for this licence as an organisation, you must:

  • be a firm of more than two people or a body corporate
  • satisfy the Department of Health that each person involved in the management of the proposed psychiatric hostel is of good character and reputation
  • have sufficient financial resources to comply with the licence obligations
  • fully understand the duties and obligations of the licence
  • undergo an inspection of the proposed psychiatric hostel to ensure it is suitably equipped and managed.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

You must comply with all conditions, restrictions, design specifications and requirements set out by the Department of Health.

Commencement

Your licence will commence on the day it is granted.

Duration

Annual.

Expiry

Licenses expire on 1 January each year.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$1,210.00

Application for a licence to operate a private psychiatric hostel.

Application$6,875.00

Approval of a premises housing fewer than 25

Application$7,950.00

Approval of a premises housing 25 to 100.

Application$11,085.00

Approval of a premises housing 101 to 200.

Application$14,185.00

Approval of a premises housing more than 200.

RenewRenewal$1,200.00Renewal of licence (less than 25 residents)
Renewal$1,250.00Renewal of licence (25 to 100 residents)
Renewal$1,450.00Renewal of licence (101 to 200 residents)
Renewal$1,850.00Renewal of licence (more than 200 residents)
GeneralDuplicate Certificate$348.00Replacement

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Licence to Operate Private Psychiatric Hostel - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Application

Renew

You must lodge your renewal application by 30 November every year.


Additional information

An approved supervisor must be at the hostel whenever mental health residents are present.

You may need to provide additional information and evidence with your application if requested by the Department of Health.

Your hostel must comply with the design specifications set out by the department.

The department may impose conditions or restrictions on your licence.

The department publicly lists all licensed private psychiatric hostels.

Administering agency

Department of Health
Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit

Act(s) name

Private Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Hospitals (Licensing and Conduct of Private Psychiatric Hostels) Regulations 1997 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Department of Health
Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit


Operating address:
Level 1, B Block, Department of Health
189 Royal Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004

Phone:

08 9222 4027

Fax:

08 9222 4077
LARUReception@health.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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