Accommodation business registration

If you operate an accommodation business you may need to register it with us. 

If you house six or more people, annual registration is required. We will also need to conduct an annual inspection. If you house five or less people, you do not need to register your business.

Businesses that must be registered include:

  • hotel/motel
  • bed and breakfast
  • hostel
  • rooming house
  • student dormitory
  • holiday camp

If you provide food and beverages you may require a food registration. Other permits may also apply.   

New business registration

Step 1.Speak to an Environmental Health Officer

We strongly recommend you speak to one of our Environmental Health Officers about your application. They can give you advice and tips to ensure you complete your application correctly. 

Step 2.Gather your documents

To register your accommodation business, you'll need to submit the following:

Step 3.Submit your application

You can submit your application to us via:

Step 4.Pay the registration fee

Once we have received your application, we will issue you with an invoice for registration. The registration fee is $365.

There is also a $200 new premises inspection fee. 

Step 5.Inspection

One of our Environmental Health Officers will contact you to discuss your application, and arrange a pre-registration inspection of your premises

Step 6.Approval

Once your premises is compliant, you will be issued with a certificate of registration and can commence trading!

Step 7.Annual renewal and inspection

You will need to renew your registration and have your premises inspected each year. Renewing your registration costs $365 and includes the inspection fee.

Transfer a business

Step 1.Speak to an Environmental Health Officer

We strongly recommend you speak to one of our Environmental Health Officers about your application. They can give you advice and tips to ensure you complete your application correctly. 

Step 2.Gather your documents

To transfer an accommodation business into your name, you'll need to submit the following:

Step 3.Submit your application

You can submit your application to us via:

  • Email: council@wangaratta.vic.gov.au
  • Post: PO Box 238 Wangaratta 3676
  • In person: Wangaratta Government Centre, 62 - 68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta

Step 4.Pay the registration fee

Once we have received your application for transfer, we will issue you with an invoice for registration. The registration fee is 50% of the usual annual fee. You will pay $182.50. There is also a $200 new premises inspection fee. 

Step 5.Inspection

One of our Environmental Health Officers will contact you to discuss your application, and arrange a pre-registration inspection of your premises

Step 6.Approval

Once your premises is compliant, you will be issued with a certificate of registration and can commence trading.

Step 7.Annual renewal and inspection

You will need to renew your registration and have your premises inspected each year. Renewing your registration costs $365 and includes the inspection fee.