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Register an accommodation business

When do I need this registration?

Local business owners are required to register their accommodation business under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act. Registration is valid from 1 January and expires 31 December each calendar year. This requires an annual renewal in November for the following year.

If your business will sell food or drinks to guests or the public you also need to complete new food premises registration.

Before you begin

It takes about 10 minutes to complete the form and you will need the following information:

  • Contact details for the proprietor and the business.
  • Business name, primary contact details and class of accommodation.
  • Number of bedrooms, beds, beds per room, residents, toilets, showers, basins.
  • Image or diagram of the floor plan that is drawn to a scale of not less than 1:100 and showing the proposed use of each room with beds, showers, basins, toilets indicated.
  • Visa or Mastercard details to pay the application fee.

Applications are usually processed within 7 days after being received.

After you submit the application

  • An Environmental Health Officer will assess the application.
  • We may contact you for more information.
  • We'll notify you of the decision on whether or not a registration can be granted.
  • A final inspection is required prior to commencing trade.

What happens to my information?

We record your information on our customer database and make it available to relevant Council staff in line with our privacy policy for the purpose of supporting your business. This information is collected under the requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act for the enforcement and Public Health purposes. It may be provided to the Department of Human Services for the same purposes, and for statistical purposes related to the application of the Act. The information on this application form may be reported to the Victorian Government to add to the public register of rooming house operators. It will be treated in compliance with the Department of Human Services Information Privacy Principals and the Information Privacy Act.

Business contact details
Business premises address
Business postal address (if different to premises address)
Are you the business owner?

Please enter your details and we will record your details as the primary contact for this application. 

Primary contact details
Business size and class
Class of accommodation
Number of boarders
We can only process the payment for premises with up to 20 boarders online. You can still proceed to submit this application and pay for 20 boarders today. We will send an invoice for the additional fee of $19 for each boarder above 20.
Number of rooms or units
We can only process the payment for premises with up to 4 rooms or units online. You can still proceed to submit this application and pay for 4 rooms or units today. We will send an invoice for the additional fee of $18 for each room or unit above 4.
Number of units
Are you a rooming house owner?
This is required by Victorian State Government Regulation.
Room details

Allowed file upload: one file only
File must be less than 10 MB
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB

I declare that that all the information in this application is true and correct and the owner (if not myself) has been advised of this application.
Registration fee for hostel with 1-10 boarders
Registration fee for hostel with 11-20 boarders
Registration fee for hostel with 11-20 boarders (additional boarders will be invoiced separately at $19 each)
Registration fee for hotel with up to 20 units
Registration fee for hotel with up to 60 units
Registration fee for hotel more than 60 units
Registration fee for general accommodation with up to 4 rooms/units (additional rooms/units will be invoiced separately at $18 each)
Products / Services
Credit Card Information This payment form accepts Visa and Mastercard
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Please note that your payment may not be updated until the following business day and that Visa, MasterCard or American Express card payments will be subject to a 0.62% surcharge.

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