Home Based Business Requirements - Victoria

Description

If you are going to operate a home based business, you will need to comply with some guidelines set by council. In some situations, you may need a council planning permit.

A home based business must:

  • be your place of residence
  • have no more than two people working in the business who do not live in the home
  • operate within area restrictions outlined by council
  • not use more power, water and/or gas than normally needed for domestic use
  • 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
  • store materials used or goods manufactured, serviced or repaired in the home based business within a building
  • not display goods manufactured, serviced or repaired on location
  • not have goods sold online collected from the home.

You may need a planning permit from council if you operate a home based business and you:

  • intend to have three people who do not live in your home working in the business at the same time
  • require a larger floor area than that set by your local council
  • have more than one commercial vehicle.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

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 Victoria

Administering agency

Gannawarra Shire Council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Customer Service Centre

Gannawarra Shire Council

Operating address: Patchell Plaza
47 Victoria Street
Kerang, Victoria 3579
Mailing address: PO BOX 287
Kerang, Victoria 3579
Phone: 03 5450 9333
Fax: 03 5450 3023
Email: council@gannawarra.vic.gov.au
Website: Gannawarra Shire Council (Opens in new window)