Accommodation premises regulations
Prescribed Accommodation Premises
All prescribed accommodation must be registered with Council's Environmental Health Unit. Registration is valid from January to December, with renewals due by 1 January each year.
Whether you are purchasing an existing, or establishing a new accommodation premises, there are a number of steps to take.
Before purchasing a prescribed accommodation premise including a Caravan Park, it is recommended that you arrange a pre-purchase inspection to determine if there are any outstanding issues that fall under the Health Act 1958. Arrange a premises inspection by completing an application form below and submitting it to council.
Approval of plans
Council offers pre-registration review of premises plans. You must first submit your plans for approval before beginning construction works. Contact the Environmental Health Unit on (03) 5772 0333 for further information.
Registering a new premise
Premises requiring registration include: residential accommodation, hotels and motels, hostels, student dormitories, holiday camps and rooming houses.
On receipt of this application, an Environmental Health Officer will contact you to arrange a suitable time to inspect the premises to ensure it meets all relevant regulations. We will provide a written assessment of the inspection.
Trade cannot commence until registration is complete and a Registration Certificate is issued.
Registrations need to be renewed annually - a registration renewal will be sent out in November for the next calendar year.
Registration commences on the day the business is approved and expires on 31 December each year. Registration fees are set each year and are based on the risk classification of a business.
To register a new accommodation premise, complete the form below.
Current Fee Schedule
All caravan parks must be registered with Council's Environmental Health Unit. Registration is valid for three years.
By not transferring a registration into your own name, you are considered to be operating an unregistered premises which is an offence and can lead to legal action by Council.
Transferring an existing premise
If you are purchasing a Caravan Park, you must transfer the registration by filling out the application below and paying the applicable fee. Contact Council's Environmental Health Unit on (03) 5772 0333 for current fee.