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A boarding house is a place of shared accommodation that provides accommodation to a boarder for a fee. Local councils have the primary role in approving new boarding houses and inspecting and enforcing health, building and safety requirements in existing boarding houses.
Boarding houses must have the required development consent under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and/or a previous approval under the Local Government Act 1993.
All boarding houses must be operated in accordance with the Boarding Houses Act 2012, Boarding Houses Regulation 2013 and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005. Council's Environmental Health and Compliance Officers carry out inspections of registered boarding houses on an annual basis, to ensure that the aforementioned legislative requirements are being complied with. A fee is charged for this inspection in accordance with Council's fees and charges schedule.
All boarding houses operating within Canterbury-Bankstown must register their details with Council. To register a new boarding house or to notify of any changes, please complete a registration form and return to Council.
You can read more about Boarding Houses and our inspections on the NSW Government website.
For more information, contact Council's Environmental Health and Compliance Unit on 9707 9000.