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 Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Act(s) name

Planning and Environment Act 1987 VIC

Administering agency

Baw Baw Shire Council

Contact details

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

Statutory Planning Department

Baw Baw Shire Council

Operating address: Annex Building Warragul Customer Service Centre
90 Smith Street
Warragul, Victoria 3820
Mailing address: PO BOX 304
Warragul, Victoria 3820
Phone: 03 5624 2411
Fax: 03 5622 3654
Email: bawbaw@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au
Website: Baw Baw Shire Council (Opens in new window)