Rooming House Licensing Introduced
A new rooming house operators licensing scheme, established under the Rooming House Operators Act 2016, came into effect on 26 April 2017. All existing rooming house operators (except those that are registered housing associations or housing providers) must apply for a license by 24 August 2017 in order to continue to legally operate their rooming house(s).
More information on the rooming house licensing scheme is available on Consumer Affairs Victoria website: www.consumer.vic.gov.au/roominghouseoperators
Rooming house operator licence information is available in the following link https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/licensing-and-registration/rooming-house-operators
There are multiple languages available. You need to click on the drop down list on the top right of the web page.
Access the following link for a summary of the key matters covered by the licensing scheme:
Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) conducted information sessions for rooming house operators on April 1 and April 5 2017 to explain the new licensing requirements. CAV's slides which were used during the presentations are attached below. Please click below to download these slides.