Accommodation businesses

Introduction

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
  • subject to a caravan park site agreement under the Caravan Act.

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 digital library.

For more information contact Environmental Health.

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Last updated: 12 July 2018

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