Approval in Principle for Health Services Establishment - Victoria


You will require this approval if you intend to use a premises to construct, alter, extend or vary a health services establishment. An approval in principle (AIP) is a conditional approval granted by the Agency. A health services establishment is a private hospital or day procedure centre.

Variations such as altering the number of beds and the type of health services provided will require this approval.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must:

  • be able to provide the proposed services
  • submit any design drawings, plans or specifications
  • give notice to any other owner or lessee of the premises of the intention for an approval in principle for a health service establishment
  • submit the required form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $910.10

Fees for 2017-18.

Transfer Transfer All $228.90

Fees for 2017-18.

Vary Variation All $228.90

Fees for 2017-18.

Act(s) name

Health Services Act 1988 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Health Services (Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres) Regulations 2013 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Private Hospitals Branch

Contact details

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

Private Hospitals

Private Hospitals Branch

Department of Health and Human Services

Operating address: 50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4541
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9096 2164
Website: (Opens in new window)