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

Description

This licence may be regulated by council. Contact council for further information.

Service type

Licence

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

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

Richmond Shire 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:

Richmond Shire Council

Operating address: 65 Goldring Street
Richmond, Queensland 4822
Mailing address: PO BOX 18
Richmond, Queensland 4822
Phone: 07 4719 3377
Fax: 07 4719 3372
Email: enquiries@richmond.qld.gov.au
Website: Richmond Shire Council (Opens in new window)