Home based business/occupations (Livingstone) - Livingstone Shire Council - Queensland


The Livingstone Shire Planning Scheme 2005 defines a Home-based business as:

An occupation or profession carried out by the residents as a commercial enterprise in, under or otherwise on the same site as a dwelling unit where:

(a)   the extent of the business allows for the employment of no more than one (1) equivalent full-time employee who is not a resident on the site; and
(b)   the operation of the activity does not exceed any self-assessment solution set out in the Home-based Business Code

Council supports small scale businesses being operated from a residence, where they comply with the Home-based Business Code and meet community expectations for land use within a residential area.

If you are operating, or intending to operate a Home-based business from your residence, a Development Application may be required to be obtained from Council. It is recommended you contact Council's Duty Planner service to ascertain requirements for operating a Home-based business within Livingstone Shire.

Service type


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

Other resources

Application process

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

Administering agency

Livingstone Shire Council

Contact details

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Livingstone Shire Council

Operating address: Yeppoon Town Hall
25 Normanby Street
Yeppoon, Queensland 4703
Mailing address: PO Box 2292
Yeppoon, Queensland 4703
Phone: 07 4913 5000
Phone: 1300 790 919
Email: enquiries@livingstone.qld.gov.au
Website: Livingstone Shire Council (Opens in new window)