Home Based Business Requirements - Victoria

Description

If you are going to start a home based business, you will need to ensure your business does not negatively affect the neighbourhood. Depending on how you operate your home business, you may or may not require a planning permit.

A home based business must:

  • be your place of residence
  • have no more than two people living and working in the home based business
  • meet the net floor area requirement
  • have utility (power, water, gas) requirements
  • not negatively impact the neighbourhood
  • not modify or service motor vehicles
  • have only one commercial vehicle
  • only sell goods manufactured or serviced in the home based business
  • not display or advertise your home based business on-site
  • not have goods offered online collected on-site.
If you require any of the following, you will need to apply for a planning permit:
  • have no more than three people living and working in the home based business
  • require a larger floor net area
  • have more than one commercial vehicle.

Please consult your local council for more information on home based business planning scheme requirements.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $135.00

Home based business establishment. Fees for 2017-18.

Act(s) name

Planning and Environment Act 1987 VIC

Administering agency

Knox City Council

Contact details

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

Community Laws Officer

Knox City Council

Operating address: 511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South, Victoria 3152
Phone: 03 9298 8000
Fax: 03 9800 3096
Email: knoxcc@knox.vic.gov.au
Website: Knox City Council (Opens in new window)