The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 requires Prescribed Accommodation premises to be registered with Council.
Prescribed Accommodation includes:
The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 prescribe the following standards for prescribed accommodation that must be met by the proprietor:
Contact Council's Environmental Health Officer to register a new Prescribed Accommodation Premises.
If you are purchasing an existing premises you will need a Transfer Inspection conducted to ensure that the premise complies with the Regulations. Council requires a written request for a Transfer inspection from the new proprietor.
A Transfer of Prescribed Accommodation registration form can be obtainedhere.
For a list of the current fees and charges applicable to Prescribed Accommodation click here.
Recent changes have led to greater focus on rooming houses with a lot of work going into ensuring that rooming houses are registered and comply. A recent guide has been created to support owners of rooming houses and to describe the minimum requirements for a rooming house.
You can access this guide here. Rooming houses are required to be registered with Council.