Starting a Boarding or Rooming house, or converting an existing building to a Boarding or Rooming house, will involve engagement with multiple services within Council.
Before you can start a Boarding or Rooming house, you need to meet legal requirements associated with Council’s Planning, Building Control and Environmental Health areas. This may include obtaining a Planning Permit, Building Permit, Occupancy Permit and registering the building as prescribed accommodation.
The process generally starts with Planning, followed by Building Control and concluding with Environmental Health.
View the Boarding Houses and Rooming Houses Fact Sheet(PDF, 371KB) for more information.