Accommodation licence (McKinlay) - Queensland

Description

Accommodation licensing varies according to council but usually applies to:

  • flat
  • motel
  • bed and breakfast
  • backpackers accommodation
  • holiday cabins.

Local council laws regulate accommodation to ensure that all rental accommodation, particularly that with shared facilities, complies with adequate health, safety and amenity standards.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

Types of accommodation that do not require this licence include:

  • a hospital, nursing home, or other institution where people are cared for on a live-in basis
  • a residential college or boarding school
  • a religious institution
  • a community titles scheme under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997
  • accommodation administered under the Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002
  • a private home in which you provide accommodation for no more than three boarders, or
  • premises that local law policies exclude from licensing requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

You should include the following items with your application:

  • a plan of the premises
  • details of any shared accommodation facilities
  • other information and materials required by council.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Additional Information

Conditions of approval

The council may issue permits with conditions that require you to:

  • limit the number of persons in the premises (or in a specified part of the premises) for whom you may provide accommodation
  • carry out specified modifications, or other specified building work related to the premises, within a specified period
  • regularly maintain the premises (including internal and external paintwork)
  • provide and maintain specified facilities, specified furniture and equipment
  • regularly clean the premises
  • regularly provide clean linen and towels if relevant to the type of accommodation you provide
  • provide services of specified kinds (e.g. safe custody of valuables) for the persons using the accommodation
  • reside, or have a council approved representative reside, on the premises
  • keep specified records.

Administering agency

McKinlay Shire Council

Contact details

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

Operating address: 29 Burke Street
Julia Creek, Queensland 4823
Mailing address: PO BOX 177
Julia Creek, Queensland 4823
Phone: 07 4746 7166
Fax: 07 4746 7549
Email: reception@mckinlay.qld.gov.au