We will enforce the requirement for rooming house operators to be licensed.
Operating a rooming house without a licence will be a serious criminal offence, attracting significant penalties.
You can report suspected unlicensed operators via Report your rooming house concerns.
Penalties for unlicensed operating
The maximum penalty for an individual operating a rooming house without a licence is two years’ jail, or a fine of 240 penalty units (over $39,600).
A body corporate which operates while unlicensed faces a maximum fine of 1,200 penalty units (over $198,000).
The value of a penalty unit is $165.22 for financial year 2020-21. This amount will change at the start of each financial year. For more information, visit Indexation of fees and penalties - Department of Treasury and Finance.