Register an accommodation business

If you want to set up an accommodation business in Cardinia Shire, you are required to register the business with us in accordance with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.

Businesses that must be registered include: 

  • hotel/motel
  • bed and breakfast
  • residential accommodation
  • caravan park
  • hostel
  • rooming house
  • student dormitory
  • holiday camp

If your business will also be serving food and/or drinks to the public, you will also need to register a food business

2019-20 fees

  • *Pro rata fees apply from July – December. Registration reduced to 50% of the annual fee plus the establishment fee. Standard registration renewal fees for the following year will then apply.
  • **Pro rate fees apply from September – December. Registration reduced to 25% of the annual fee plus the establishment fee. Renewal fees for the following year will then apply.
  • The establishment fee is 50% of the registration fee.
  • Registration period is 1 January to 31 December
Type of accommodation Fee
Accommodation premise (hotel/motel/bed and breakfast)
  • January to December: $259.50(GST exempt)
  • July to December: $173 (GST exempt)
  • Sept to December: $129.75 (GST exempt)
Prescribed accommodation for 
4–10 persons (rooming/boarding houses)
  • January to December: $259.50 (GST exempt)
  • July to December: $173 (GST exempt)
  • Sept to December: $129.75 (GST exempt)
Prescribed accommodation, 
11–20 persons
  • January to December: $390 (GST exempt)
  • July to December: $260 (GST exempt)
  • Sept to December: $195.00
Prescribed accommodation, 
21–30 persons
  • January to December: $532.50 (GST exempt)
  • July to December: $355 (GST exempt)
  • Sept to December: $266.25
Prescribed accommodation, more 
than 30 persons
  • January–December: $675 (GST exempt)
  • July–December: $450 (GST exempt)
  • Sept to December: $337.50 (GST exempt)