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;
  • Hotels and motels;
  • Guesthouses and boutique hotels;
  • Self-contained accommodation;
  • Farmstays or holiday camps; or
  • Hostel or student dormitory.

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

  • Caravan park;
  • Public hospital or nursing home;
  • Retirement village; or
  • Premises where five or less people can be accommodated.

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:

  • apply to the local council in which the accommodation is located
  • include all the required documentation and information
  • submit a 1:100 scale plan of the premises, showing the proposed use of each room
  • pay the prescribed fee

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.

New registrations must obtain town planning approval before any works are commenced and if more than five people are accommodated.

Applications for registration or renewal are to be directed to the health department of council.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees range between $228 and $388 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 2019-20.

Apply Application All

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

Apply Application All

Fees range between $244.40 and $852, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2019-20.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Regulated Business Form - DOCX (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Act(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 Victoria

Administering agency

Colac Otway Shire

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:

Health Protection Team

Colac Otway Shire

Operating address: 2-6 Rae Street
Colac, Victoria, 3250
Mailing address: PO BOX 283
Colac, Victoria 3250
Phone: 03 5232 9429
Fax: 03 5232 9586
Email: inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au
Website: Colac Otway Shire (Opens in new window)