Registration of Prescribed Accommodation - Victoria

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to operate any of the following types of accommodation business:

  • bed and breakfast accommodating more than five people
  • rooming house accommodating four or more people
  • hotels and motels
  • guesthouses and boutique hotels
  • self-contained accommodation
  • farmstays or holiday camps
  • hostel or student dormitory.

You do not require this registration if you operate any of the following:

  • caravan park
  • house and granny flat
  • public hospital or nursing home
  • retirement village
  • temporary crisis accommodation.

Advice can be sought from the council for further information and advice relating to your specific business.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • choose the local council where your business is located and make an application in the approved form
  • include with your application all the required documentation and information for valid assessment, including a plan of the premises, drawn to a scale of not less than 1:100, and showing the proposed use of each room
  • pay the prescribed fee.

You may be eligible for dual registration if your business covers two or more registrations on the one premise. Examples for dual registration are Hotels with accommodation, Motels with food preparations, etc.

Planning approval to conduct the business may also be necessary in some circumstances.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Additional licences, registrations or permits may be required depending on the nature of activities conducted in your business (for example, registration of food premises, planning permit, liquor licence).

Renewal applications must be lodged with the council on or before 15 November in each year. Registration may be transferred to another person or premises.

Significant ongoing requirements relating to the conditions and upkeep of the accommodation will apply. It is an offence not to register prescribed accommodation or to deny free access by an authorised officer to the premises.

Duration

Registration remains in force until 31 December each year or for the period of 12 months from the date of registration if so specified by the local Council. Temporary registration may be granted for a period of less than 12 months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Prescribed accommodation fees range between $212 and $1995 according to the number of rooms, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Miscellaneous All

Plan approval fees range between $94 and $188 according to the number of rooms, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer All

Prescribed accommodation transfer fees range between $127 and $377 according to the number of rooms, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer All

Prescribed accommodation transfer inspection report fees range between $127 and $377, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Other resources

Administering agency

City of Port Phillip

Contact details

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

Health Services Officer

City of Port Phillip

Operating address: 99a Carlisle Street
St Kilda, Victoria 3182
Mailing address: Private Bag 3
St Kilda
Victoria 3182
Phone: 03 9209 6292
Fax: 03 9536 2720
Email: healthservicesunit@portphillip.vic.gov.au
Website: City of Port Phillip (Opens in new window)