Accommodation businesses

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Schaller Studio

Our Environmental Health and Local Laws unit is responsible for registering local accommodation premises. These include:

  • B&Bs that accommodate 5 or more people
  • Hotels and motels
  • Rooming houses
  • Caravan parks
  • Hostels
  • Student dormitories

Apply to register your accommodation business

To register you need to submit the following:

We will assess your plans to ensure they meet the requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.

When construction is completed you will need to contact us to arrange a final inspection.

Your application may take a minimum of 15 days to process from date of payment.

When you receive a Certificate of Registration, your business may commence trading.

Renewing your business registration

All registrations expire on 31 December each year.

You will receive renewal paperwork by mid October/November of each year. If you do not receive your renewal paperwork by mid November please contact 03 5434 6333 or [email protected]

Please remember to pay your renewal prior to the expiry date to ensure your business continues to be registered and to avoid additional fees.

Transferring ownership of an accommodation business

If you are selling your business you must transfer your registration into the new owner's name. 

To transfer ownership of an accommodation business, complete the application to transfer registration of an accommodation business and submit with the transfer fee.  An inspection of the premises will be conducted by an Environmental Health Officer.

If your accommodation business provides/sells food and drink, complete the application to transfer registration of a food and accommodation business and submit with the transfer fee.An inspection of the premises will be conducted by an Environmental Health Officer.

If works are required, these will need to be completed before a Certificate of Transfer is issued. A Certificate of Transfer will be issued once we have received proof of settlement. A Certificate of Transfer must be issued before the new proprietors can commence trading.

Applications may take a minimum of 15 business days to process from date of payment.

Contact us

For more information about environmental health please contact our office on 03 5434 6333 or [email protected]


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Looking for more business support?

Contact our Business Help Desk for a one on one meeting on 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected]

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The City and Bendigo Tourism work together to provide new ways for your business to access new markets. Read more about joining Bendigo Tourism.

We welcome your feedback.

Did you know you can log requests online?

This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.


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