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

Glen Eira City Council

Contact details

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

Statutory Planning

Glen Eira City Council

Operating address: Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
Caulfield
Victoria 3162
Mailing address: PO BOX 42
Caulfield South, Victoria 3162
Phone: 03 9524 3333
Fax: 03 9523 0339
Email: mail@gleneira.vic.gov.au
Website: Glen Eira City Council (Opens in new window)