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A home-based business can operate from a dwelling where the business is secondary to the residence.
It does not include:
A development approval is not needed when you:
Please note: A City Plan overlay may trigger the need for a development approval, visit the City Plan interactive mapping tool to view your property and any relevant overlays.
Some activities such as food preparation may require a food permit. It is recommended that you visit Permits & licensing for further information.
If your home-based business does not meet the required outcomes outlined above, you will need to lodge a Material change of use development application before you start operating your business from home. For more information on how to lodge an application, go to Material change of use.
A fee for lodging a development application will depend on the type and size of the development and other factors. These fees are set out in our Register of fees & charges.
For more information, call our Planning Enquiries Centre on 07 5582 8708.