Registered Accommodation
Association of Victoria

Promoting best practice in the private rooming house sector

RAAV'S Role in the Accommodation Sector

The Registered Accommodation Association of Victoria Ltd (RAAV) is a forum for privately owned and operated rooming houses in the registered accommodation sector. RAAV's members assist in meeting the needs of low income tenants and residents who require medium and long term accommodation.

RAAV brings together owners and operators of registered accommodation to represent the views of the industry and create a stronger, more cohesive and respected industry.

Membership Benefits

Membership entitles you to vote at RAAV's Annual General Meeting, stand for RAAV's Committee and receive RAAV's package of assistance. Associate membership is also available for persons considering commencing a rooming house.

RAAV's suite of services to members includes:

  • Promoting rooming house "Best Practice" to raise the standards and image of the private rooming house sector;
  • Providing a forum for rooming house operators and represent the views of members to Government;
  • Contributing to the Government's policy initiatives and producing submissions on matters affecting the rooming house sector;
  • Liaison with key stakeholders;
  • Creating a respected private Rooming House sector.
  • Providing other services to members including:
    • Being a central reference communication base on key issues that impact on private rooming houses;
    • Provide information on "Best Practice" and Government legislation
    • Conduct regular forums and information sessions;
    • Participate in Government forums;
    • Access to an interactive website with links to information on legislation, VCAT, Tenancy, Building, Business systems, case studies and assistance with services such as insurance;
    • Information about special rates for products and services with related businesses, e.g. insurance for rooming houses;
    • Regular newsletters on key matters impacting on private rooming houses.

RAAV's Committee meets regularly to provide programs and develop policies for representation to Government and Local Government. RAAV's members contribute to these important functions for improving rooming house operations.

RAAV does not provide legal advice or undertake consultancy in relation to individual rooming houses.

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RAAV'S Core Activities

  • Make RAAV members and the rooming house sector aware of the legislative requirements as promulgated by the Victorian Government in operating registered accommodation;
  • Promote Best Practice that raises the standards and image of privately owned and operated registered accommodation;
  • Provide a regular forum for members to network with rooming house stakeholders and rooming house operators;
  • Distribute information from Government and Local Government in operating rooming houses.
  • Liaise with government and prepare submissions to proposed legislation.

What’s New

  • More Insurance and Financial support

    RAAV is continuing to provide support to our members through the business networks that we have. In addition to the Insurance offer to RAAV members we have another company who is prepared to offer RAAV members financial and business support. Some of the offers available to RAAV members include the following : 

    No broker fee for new members they work with; Dedicated account manager for RAAV members; Dedicated claims manager for RAAV members; Dedicated emergency contact for insurance claims; Free insurance legal service for contracts; Free general second opinion to members on insurance matters.

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  • RAAV arranges competitive insurance for rooming houses

    RAAV has been actively negotiating competitive insurance rates for rooming houses for its members. 

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  • 2022 RAAV AGM Presentations

    During the 2022 AGM, RAAV members were treated to some guest presentations.

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  • RAAV 2022 AGM

    A very successful Annual General Meeting was conducted today (Saturday 29th October).

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  • Zoom Sessions: RTA Changes

    Did you miss the zoom sessions on the changes to the RTA? You will find the recordings under Education

  • RAAV Members Section

    Members-only section of the RAAV website with helpful information and materials.

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  • Fire Safety in Rooming Houses

    An e-learning module for you and your residents.

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