The Private Rooming House Operators Act

Message from CHP - Update 21 April 2017

The new Rooming House Operators Act comes into effect on 26 April, requiring all existing operators to be licensed by 24 August. 

Those applying for a rooming house license must now satisfy a ‘fit and proper test’, including a criminal history check, a financial history check, and checks against various offences. Operators who opt to close their rooming house rather than apply for a license have been advised to issue an appropriate notice to vacate by 26 April.

Obviously there are significant implications for homelessness services should a number of rooming houses close their doors. We ask you to let CHP know if they are aware of clients being given notice to vacate due to rooming house closures by emailing Damien.

Consumer Affairs have been conducting information sessions for stakeholders. More information