Skip to primary navigation | Skip to secondary navigation | Skip to content | Skip to footer |




Overview

" "

 

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:

Operation of Shared Facility Accommodation means the provision of shared facility accommodation to holiday makers or travellers, but does not include accommodation in a hotel or motel.

Shared facility accommodation means accommodation occupied or available for occupation by residents, in return for payment, on the basis of residents sharing 1 or more of the following facilities—


(a) dormitories or bedrooms;
(b) toilets;
(c) bathrooms, showers or other bathing facilities;
(d) laundries;
(e) dining facilities;
(f) cooking facilities;
(g) recreation facilities.

If you are operating a residential service (Boarding houses and Supported Accommodation) as defined under the Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002  you will also need to make application under this legislation to the Residential Services Accreditation Branch, Office of Fair Trading.

Once you have liaised with Residential Services, please contact Council and arrange for an audit of your premises.

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:
• caretakers residence; or
• a dwelling house (which is let to a single entity on a short term or long term basis); or
• a hotel; or
• a motel: or
• a relatives flat; or
• a multiple dwelling which:
(i) is subject to a building unit scheme, a group titles scheme or a community titles scheme; and
(ii) has no shared facilities other than areas such as carparks and walkways.