You will need this registration to provide a residential service. A residential service provides accommodation in return for payment of rent, with 4 or more residents, who occupy 1 or more rooms and individually pay rent and share facilities.
Typically, each resident has the right to occupy 1 or more rooms but not the whole premises. Residents in a residential service share facilities such as a bathroom, kitchen, common areas and laundry. Some residential services also provide residents with food or a personal care service as part of their accommodation agreement.
Examples of residential services include:
- privately owned and operated boarding house
- supported accommodation hostel
- aged rental accommodation.
Accommodation services which are not considered residential services include accommodation specifically for tourists, travellers, students or employees.
You will need to apply for accreditation within three months of receiving your registration. Accreditation is a detailed assessment of how well your registered residential service meets the accreditation standards.
You can apply for three levels of accreditation:
- Level 1 Accommodation service
- Level 2 Food service
- Level 3 Personal care service.
All providers must apply for Level 1 accreditation. However, you may also apply for additional levels if those services apply to your business. To obtain accreditation, you must show that your residential service meets the minimum standards for each accreditation level.