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:

Rooming house operator licence information is available in the following link

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Access the following link for a summary of the key matters covered by the licensing scheme:

Key Matters Summary

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.

CAV Presentation

RAAV's video comments on important licensing questions

RAAV has produced a video which comments on some important questions raised by members about the Rooming House Operators Act (2016). The video uses a relaxed "fire side chat" format by two of RAAV's Committee members.