If you’re the owner of a rooming house business, the premises must be registered with the Council’s Public Health Unit under the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.
What is a Rooming House?
A rooming house is a building is classified as having:
• One or more rooms available for rent (this could include short or long term rent);
• At least four people rent those rooms at any one time;
• Each tenant paying rent;
• Each tenant has a different rental agreement or arrangement; and
• Residents who share communal facilities, such as a bathroom, kitchen and toilets.
If your premises falls within the above, you must lodge an application to register the accommodation premises with the Council. Penalties may apply for non-compliance.
Please contact the Council's Public Health Unit on 9932 1504 should you require advice on prescribed accommodation.