Registration of a Lodging House - Western Australia

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to keep a lodging house. A lodging house is any building or structure, permanent or otherwise, in which provision is made for lodging or boarding more than six persons for hire or reward, not including the family or the keeper of the house.

This registration includes recreational campsites (campsites principally used for recreational, sporting, religious, ethnic or educational pursuits or conferences or conventions and where the period of occupancy is not more than 14 consecutive days).

It also includes serviced apartments (accommodation where each sleeping apartment, or group of sleeping apartments in a common occupancy, is provided with its own sanitary conveniences and may have its own cooking facilities) and short term hostels (accommodation where the period of occupancy is not more than 14 consecutive days and includes a youth hostel or backpacker hostel).

If you hold this registration, you must either be entered into the register of keepers, or appoint another person to be the keeper of the lodging house. A keeper manages the care and upkeep of a lodging house. The keeper must not leave the site of a lodging house unless they leave a reputable person in charge.

A lodging house does not cover the following:

  • Premises under a publican's licence;
  • Residential accommodation for students in a non-government school; or
  • Any building comprising of residential flats.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 a registration to operate a lodging house:

  • The lodging house must be constructed in accordance with planning requirements;
  • The lodging house must be registered; and
  • The name of the person keeping or proposing to keep the lodging house is entered in the register of keepers.

Duration

As indicated on the registration.

Expiry

June

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

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

$180 per annum.

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

No charge.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for Registration of a Lodging House - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

City of Rockingham

Contact details

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

Health Services

Operating address: Civic Boulevard
Rockingham, Western Australia 6168
Mailing address: PO BOX 2142
Rockingham DC, Western Australia 6967
Phone: 08 9528 0333
Fax: 08 9592 1705
Email: customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au
Website: City of Rockingham (Opens in new window)