Home based business/occupations (Charters Towers) - Charters Towers Regional Council - Queensland

Description

You require this if your activity or profession is covered by the definition of home occupation in the planning scheme.

Service type

Licence

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

Application process

Contact council with regard to lodging a 'Development application - Material change of use' prior to commencing your business.

Additional information

Generally, you will be allowed to operate your home business without further approval if you meet the following requirements:

  • you live permanently in the home from which you want to operate the business
  • you only employ one person who doesn't live in your home
  • your business uses no more than 50m2 floor area
  • you do not display goods or signs
  • you do not hire out materials, goods, appliances or vehicles
  • your business does not release any contaminant as defined in the Environmental Protection Act 1994, including noise
  • your business does not impose greater requirements on any public utility (such as water or sewerage) than would be reasonable from a family home
  • your business does not interfere with the amenity of the neighbourhood (e.g. through noise emission, vibration, smell, fumes, smoke, vapour, steam, soot, ash, dust, grit, oil, waste water, waste products, radio or electrical interference)
  • your business results in only one person waiting at or near your premises at any time
  • your business results in only one motor vehicle parked on the site or on the site's street frontage at any time
  • your business results in only one weekly visit by a delivery vehicle with a maximum capacity of 2.5 tonnes
  • your business operating hours are limited to 8am - 6pm Monday to Saturday (except for commercial guest or home stay accommodation).

More strict or other requirements may be imposed on you if you operate specific types of home businesses (e.g. accommodation or childcare).

Disqualified persons or entities

Businesses that do not qualify as home-based businesses include:

  • businesses that may disrupt your neighbours (as determined by your council)
  • mechanics
  • retail shops
  • transport depots
  • cafes
  • industrial businesses.

Administering agency

Charters Towers Regional Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Environmental Services Manager

Charters Towers Regional Council

Operating address: 12 Mosman Street
CHARTERS TOWERS
Queensland 4820
Mailing address: PO Box 189
CHARTERS TOWERS
Queensland 4820
Phone: 07 4761 5300
Fax: 07 4761 5344
Email: mail@charterstowers.qld.gov.au
Website: Charters Towers Regional Council (Opens in new window)