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If you want to operate a boarding house you'll need to register with NSW Fair Trading. A general boarding house has five or more paying residents. An assisted boarding house has two or more residents with special needs. You can apply to operate a boarding house at a service centre, or via the mail.

Find a service centre
  • the Boarding House Registration Form
  • your payment, as indicated on the form.
Find a service centre
  1. Download and complete the Boarding House Registration Form – PDF.
  2. Visit a service centre and submit your application in person, or post it with payment to the details on the form.
Find a service centre

Who's eligible?

To make sure that you have all the information and documentation you need to complete this transaction, please visit NSW Fair Trading.

Payment methods

For online transactions:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, UnionPay, Diners Club or American Express).

For phone transactions:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).

For transactions in person at a service centre:

  • cash (in Australian currency)
  • cheque (personal, bank or agency drawn)
  • money order
  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express* or EFTPOS), or
  • Android Pay app.

Please note that you may need to pay a merchant fee when paying by credit or debit card.

* Unfortunately, some locations may not accept American Express.

Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-boarding-house-registration