Rooming house operators fees consultation

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The Rooming House Operators Act 2016 was passed on 10 May 2016 and is awaiting proclamation to come into effect. The Act and associated Regulations establish a licensing scheme for rooming house operators.

For more information, view our Rooming house operators licensing scheme page.


Under the Act, fees for the rooming house operators licensing scheme must be prescribed.

The four main types of fees are the:

  • application for a licence fee and renewal of licence fee
  • licence fee
  • fee for a copy of, or extract from, the register
  • fee for a certified copy of, or extract from, the register.

Our Explanatory paper: Rooming house licensing fees (Word, 445KB) details the proposed fees.

Our Supplementary Explanatory Paper: Estimation of rooming house operators fees (Word, 244KB), identifies the assumptions, cost components and method by which the fees have been estimated.

Notices to vacate

Notices to vacate that are prescribed under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 will need to be given by rooming house operators under certain circumstances.

Amendments to these notices are proposed to provide guidance to rooming house operators on the use of the notices.

Proposed amendments to notices to vacate:

Explanatory note describing the proposed amendments:

Consultation closed

This public consultation closed on Friday, 20 January 2017.