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 breakfasts
  • rooming house
  • hotels and motels
  • guesthouses
  • 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.

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.

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 Amount Description
Apply Application All $235.00

Fees for 2019-20.

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.

Apply Inspection All $210.00

Inspection request fee prior to transfer - five business days.Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Inspection All $150.00

Inspection request fee prior to transfer - ten business days. Fees for 2019-20.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 Victoria

Administering agency

Warrnambool City 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:

Environmental Health Unit

Warrnambool City Council

Operating address: 25 Liebig Street
Warrnambool
Victoria 3280
Mailing address: PO BOX 198
Warrnambool, Victoria 3280
Toll Free: 1300 003 280
Phone: 03 5559 4800
Fax: 03 5559 4900
Email: wbool_city@warrnambool.vic.gov.au
Website: Warrnambool City Council (Opens in new window)