Environmental Health Officers inspect public accommodation premises such as holiday homes, lodging houses, hotels, motels, bed and breakfast accommodation, caravan parks and camping grounds on a regular basis. Premises that provide accommodation are required to be licensed or registered with the local government
Environmental Health Officers are required to undertake at least one inspection every year of all backpackers hostels, bed & breakfasts and motels within the City of Busselton to ensure that each complies and all health requirements are being met. To obtain compulsory registration you need to submit the application for a lodging house with the City, this registration can be transferred if the property is sold. Please note planning and building approvals may also apply, contact the relevant departments for more information
If you are considering making your home available for short term rental, you are required to apply to the City of Busselton to change the status of your property from ‘residential’ to ‘holiday home’. This is done as a two-step process:
1. Submit a Development Application - Please refer to Holiday Homes Information Package
2. Submit an Application for Registration of a Holiday Home
Please check carefully to ensure you have submitted all required information as listed on each form as incomplete applications will be returned. Application fees apply and are listed on each form.
Notification is required when a change of ownership or management occurs of an already registered holiday home, please complete the applicable application form.
If you have a concern about a registered holiday home's please phone 9781 0444 and ask to speak to someone in Environmental Health or place in writing.
Caravan Parks are inspected annually by Environmental Health Officers for compliance with the Caravan Parks and Camping Ground Act and Regulations. Caravan Park Licences are issued annually by the City of Busselton and require application or renewal by submitting the relevant form.
If you are considering constructing a park home, patio, annexe, carport or any other structure you are required to apply for approval from the City of Busselton. However prior to seeking City approval please discuss your proposal with the caravan park manager and read the below guidelines.
If the information or document that you are looking for is not here, please phone 9781 0444 and ask to speak to someone in Environmental Health.