Please notes some council and community services have been altered until further notice due to the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic. Customer service offices at Stawell Town Hall and St Arnaud are open with density limitations in place.If your matter is urgent, please call 03 5358 8700.
Find out more about council's response to COVID-19
Our public health team works to prevent overcrowding in prescribed accommodation, ensure reasonable standards of hygiene, sanitation and maintenance, and reduce the risk of spreading communicable diseases. We regularly inspect prescribed accommodation across the shire to ensure compliance with current regulations.
If your business operates any of the following types of accommodation, it must be registered with council:
You do not require registration if your business operates any of the following:
Health regulations focus on requirements including:
Some important points to note regarding your registration:
For more requirement details, please see attached the prescribed accommodation requirements factsheet(PDF, 228KB)
If you prepare food at your accommodation business, you may also require registration under the Food Act 1984. Planning approval to conduct the business may also be necessary in some circumstances.
If you need assistance with starting, running or growing your business, please visit our Business Enabling webpage.
If you are ready to apply for a new permit, please visit The Process for Obtaining a New Permit to start your business application process.
Buildings and residences are given classes according to their use. In order for a building owner to change a single-family residence (Class 1a) to a share house (Class 1b) where four or more unrelated people may be residing, council involvement is required.
Consumer Affairs Victoria can provide information and advice regarding tenancy issues and disputes, including bond lodgements, notice periods, rent increases, goods left behind and more. Please call 1300 558 181 or email email@example.com.
View public health fees and charges
If you would like to request an inspection before the purchase of a new business use the following form.
Request for inspection and report or plan search >>
Stawell Customer Service Town Hall
59-69 Main St, Stawell (headquarters)
St Arnaud Customer Service
Town Hall, Napier St, St Arnaud
Ph: 03 5358 8700
Postal Address: PO Box 580, Stawell, VIC, 3380
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org