Seasons Greetings from Northern Grampians Shire Council!Please note that our St Arnaud and Stawell Customer Service offices will be closed during the holidays. Both offices will close 12pm Friday 22 December 2023, reopening normal business hours Tuesday 2 January 2024. For urgent matters, call 03 5358 8700.
Holiday Closure Information 2023
Our building and planning teams have implemented a new and simple permit application process called Greenlight. The Greenlight Online Permit Manager will allow you to submit and pay for your applications online, receive correspondence by email and monitor the status of your applications from start to finish. To access, please visit our planning or building permit pages or click on the link:
Northern Grampians Shire Greenlight Planning and Building Permits
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, 242KB)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
View public health fees and charges