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 Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

Dual registration will attract a fifty percent reduction on the health registration. Fees for 2017-18.

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

Premise fees range between $130 and $298, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Examination Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $81.00

Pre-application site consultation. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $175.50

Scheduled inspections. Fees for 2017-18.

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

Inspection and report fees range between $218 and $295, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

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

Transfer fees range between $65 and $149, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for Registration of Prescribed Accommodation Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply Food Business Transfer Request & Information Form - PDF (Opens in new window)
Transfer Application for Transfer of Registration of Prescribed Accommodation Premises - DOC (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Contact details

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

Health Services

Operating address: 15 Anderson Street
Lilydale
Victoria 3140
Mailing address: PO BOX 105
Lilydale, Victoria 3140
Phone: 1300 368 333
Fax: 03 9735 4249
Email: mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au
Website: Yarra Ranges Shire Council (Opens in new window)