All boarding houses must be registered with NSW Fair Trading and inspected by Council. Council approval must be sought for the use of a property as a boarding house. Further information on existing approvals and/or to lodge a Development Application for the use of a property as a boarding house can be found at http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/property/development-applications.
Approved boarding houses must be registered with NSW Fair Trading. Registration must take place within 28 days of opening a boarding house or taking over an existing one.
Council is required to conduct an initial inspection within 12 months of registration, re-registration or when ownership changes. This is to check for compliance with planning, building and fire safety requirements as well as shared accommodation standards.