Introduction

There are health regulations for operators of commercial visitor accommodation businesses in the Northern Territory (NT). All commercial visitor accommodation businesses in the NT must be registered.

The definition of a visitor accommodation business is one that provides accommodation for seven or more visitors for payment or reward but are not:

  • subject to a tenancy agreement under the Residential Tenancies Act 
  • subject to a caravan park site agreement under the Caravan Act
  • in a residential zoning.

Examples include all of the following:

  • hotels
  • motels
  • serviced apartments
  • road houses
  • wayside inns
  • lodges
  • hostels
  • backpacker accommodation
  • cabins.

What is not commercial visitor accommodation

The following are not commercial visitor accommodation:

  • small bed and breakfasts
  • staff accommodation
  • student accommodation.

More information 

Read the Public and Environmental Health Regulations.

Get the Public and Environmental Health Guidelines for Public Accommodation from the Department of Health ePublications.

For more information contact Environmental Health.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017