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Council is required to monitor the standard of operations in accommodation premises to ensure the health and safety of occupants. This is achieved by regulating particular types of accommodation premises.
The applicant for an approval must be a legal entity, for example a person(s) or a Company.
Note - a business name or shop name is not a legal entity and cannot be the licence holder.

The following types of accommodation require an approval from Council:
  • accommodation provided for payment involving sharing of facilities (Gayndah and Eidsvold)
For previously Munduberra Regional Council,
  • residential flat building
  • tenement building
  • hostel
  • lodging house
This local law does not apply to accommodation requiring registration under the Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002 (boarding houses and supported accommodation). Application under this legislation must be made to the Residential Services Unit. Once you have liaised with Residential Services, please contact Council and arrange for a building compliance audit (as per MP5.7 of the Queensland Development Code) of your premises. This is a mandatory part of your application to Residential Services.

The following types of accommodation do not require an approval from Council:
Fort previously Gayndah Regional Council,
  • public housing as defined in the Integrated Planning Act 1997;
  • a hotel or motel;
  • a hospital, nursing home, or other institution where people are cared for on a live-in basis;
  • a residential college or boarding school;
  • a religious institution;
  • a community titles scheme under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997;
  • a private home in which accommodation is provided for not more than 3 boarders;
For previously Eidsvold Regional Council,
  • a hotel or motel; or
  • a hospital, nursing home, or other institution where people are cared for on a live-in basis; or
  • a residential college or boarding school; or
  • a religious institution; or
  • a building unit or group titles scheme; or
  • a private home in which accommodation is provided for not more than 3 boarders.
For previously Mundubbera Regional Council,
  • Where the premises has a current Liquor Licence with the Division of Liquor Licensing
  • Where the premises has no more than one boarder living with the family occupying the premises