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:
- 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 ePublications.
For more information contact Environmental Health.