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Residential services

A residential service provides accommodation for 4 or more people who live in 1 or more rooms and individually pay rent.

Usually, each resident has the right to occupy 1 or more rooms but not the whole premises.

Residents share facilities such as a bathroom or kitchen. Some services provide residents with food or a personal care service as part of their accommodation agreement.

Aged rental accommodation is also a residential service, where a person rents a self-contained unit and receives food or personal care service from (or on behalf of) the service provider.

Read more about residential services:

View the public register of registered residential services, including registration and accreditation details.

If you suspect that an unregistered boarding house operates in your neighbourhood, contact us by:



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