Rooming House Operator's Licence - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to operate a rooming house within Victoria, or to continue running an existing rooming house that has not been previously registered.

A rooming house is a property that:

  • has one or more rooms available
  • is available for four or more people to occupy
  • has tenants that reside in the property and pay rent.

Existing rooming house operators must apply for a licence. Rooming house managers are not required to hold a licence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be at least eighteen years old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any prescribed fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $239.10 Individual. Fees for 2021-22
Apply Application All $249.20 Body corporate. Fees for 2021-22
Apply Licence All $540.30 3 years. Fees for 2021-22
Apply Licence All $720.40

4 years. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $900.60

5 years. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Miscellaneous All $211.00 Additional manager or officer on application (per relevant person). Fees for 2021-22
Apply Renewal All $119.80

Fees for 2021-22


Act(s) name

Rooming House Operators Act 2016 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Rooming House Operators Regulations 2017 Victoria

Approval time

21 days.

Additional information

Each applicant only needs one licence to operate any number of rooming houses.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Consumer Affairs Victoria

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:

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Operating address: 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 123
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 558 181
Phone: 03 8684 0735
Website: Consumer Affairs Victoria (Opens in new window)