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 is valid until 31 December each year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $390.00

Sixteen to twenty-five people. Fees for 2015-16.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $500.00

Twenty-six to fifty people. Fees for 2015-16.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $275.00

Six to fifteen people. Fees for 2015-16.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $665.00

More than fifty people. Fees for 2015-16.

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $390.00

Sixteen to twenty-five people. Fees for 2015-16.

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $500.00

Twenty-six to fifty people. Fees for 2015-16.

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $275.00

Six to fifteen people. Fees for 2015-16.

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $665.00

More than fifty people. Fees for 2015-16.

Transfer Transfer Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative -

Fifty percent of the applicable renewal fee. Fees for 2015-16.

Administering agency

Surf Coast Shire Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer

Operating address: 1 Merrijig Drive
Torquay, Victoria 3228
Mailing address: PO BOX 350
Torquay, Victoria 3228
Phone: 03 5261 0600
Fax: 03 5261 0525
Email: info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au
Website: Surf Coast Shire Council (Opens in new window)