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Overview

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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:

Council's Subordinate Local Law No. 1.11 (Operation of Shared Facility Accommodation) 2011, the operation of shared facility accommodation does not require an approval.

However, this Local Law does not apply to accomodation requiring registration under the Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002.

The registration and accreditation of a residential service is facilitated by the Queensland State Government’s; Residential Services Unit within Department of Communities (Office of Fair Trading).

Council's interest in Residential Services is only as a third party and can provide a Building and Compliance Notice upon application.

For more information on residential service accreditation, you can visit the Residental Services Accrediation Unit webiste.

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: