We regulate and monitor the standard of operations in rental accommodation premises to ensure the health and safety of its occupants.
You need a licence from us if you are operating a hostel or backpackers accommodation.
Licences are valid until the 31 August each year and are renewed annually. There are no fees for a new licence or licence renewal. For more information visit Permits & licensing renewals.
You and your staff are responsible for complying with all requirements of the relevant legislation. Refer to the relevant laws.
You may need other licences to operate your business, including a food business licence, swimming pool licence, and/or an advertising signs licence. For more information visit Permits & licensing, or contact our City Standards team on 07 5667 5987.
How to apply
Use this application to apply for a hostel accommodation licence. No fees apply.
Before submitting your application, make sure your site has the appropriate development approval to prevent your application being delayed.
Use one of the options below to submit your application.