If you run a commercial visitor accommodation business in the Northern Territory (NT), you must comply with health regulations.
All commercial visitor accommodation businesses in the NT must be registered.
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 1999
- subject to a caravan park site agreement under the Caravan Parks Act 2012.
Examples include all of the following:
- serviced apartments
- road houses
- wayside inns
- backpacker accommodation
What is not commercial visitor accommodation
The following are not commercial visitor accommodation:
- small bed and breakfasts
- staff accommodation
- student accommodation.
Get the Public and Environmental Health Guidelines for Public Accommodation from the Department of Health digital library.
For more information contact Environmental Health.
Last updated: 01 February 2019