Update licence details - rooming house operators

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Notify the BLA of changes

If you become aware of any changes while the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) is still determining the outcome of your licence application - that is, before you are licensed - you must inform them immediately in writing using the BLA enquiry form.

After you are licensed, you must inform the BLA (within 14 days) via the enquiry form if you become aware that you, or any of your officers or managers, meet any of the renewal disqualification criteria in section 18 of the Rooming House Operators Act 2016.

The BLA will advise Consumer Affairs Victoria of any notifications it receives from a licensee, as well as its findings in relation to new officers or managers.

It is an offence not to comply with these obligations.

For all other changes to your licence details, including officers or managers, you must use myCAV. The BLA will determine whether the new officer or manager meets any of the licence disqualification criteria in section 17 of the Rooming House Operators Act 2016.

The licensed rooming house operator (or responsible person for a body corporate) will need to create their own individual myCAV account to use the system.

To create your myCAV account, you will need a personal email address to verify your identity and sign in to your account.

Create or sign-in to your myCAV account

For more information, view About myCAV.

Other legal obligations for rooming house operators

Rooming house operators must register each rooming house premises with the relevant local council. This is a separate process to the licence application or renewal application lodged with the BLA.

You are encouraged to also use myCAV to record your rooming house premises so that you can submit gas and electrical safety check documents as evidence you have complied with your obligations.

For more on information on local council requirements and your broader legal obligations as a rooming house operator, view Running your business.

Also, download our Rooming house residents guide (Word, 725KB).