You will require this licence if you intend to operate a private psychiatric hostel. A private psychiatric hostel is a private premises in which at least 3 people who are socially dependant because of mental illness reside for treatment. You will not need to apply for this licence if the people being treated at your premises are family members.
You can apply for this licence as an individual or as an organisation. Licences are assessed by the Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit of the Western Australian Department of Health.
A licence may be granted to individuals, firms or organisations. The licence will not be granted until the premises are approved and arrangements have been made for the management, equipping and staffing of the hostel.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.