You will need this approval to establish an accommodation business and either intend for your guests to share facilities or to offer short-term accommodation.
Shared facility accommodation refers to guests sharing one or more of the following facilities:
- dormitories or bedrooms
- bathrooms, showers or other bathing facilities
- dining facilities
- cooking facilities
- recreation facilities.
Short-term accommodation allows guests to stay for less than a specified period of time, which can change depending on where your business is located. Examples of short-term accommodation business can include:
- motor inns
- backpacker hostels
- bed and breakfasts
- retirement villages or institutions that are not subject to government funding programs.