There are three types of home-based business categories:
- Home business - usually where an occupier conducts a business that employs a maximum of two people who do not reside in the house, and is in an area of the home that is 50m2 of less.
- Home office - usually where an occupier of the home undertakes administrative work with no customers attending the house.
- Home occupation - usually where an occupier conducts a business in an area of the home that is 20m2 or less, and doesn't have customers arriving to the site.
Planning approval is required to operate a Home business under the City's current Local Planning Scheme No.17. Planning approval is generally not required to operate a home office or home occupation, depending on your zone.
For more information about Home Business planning approval, download Home Business Fast Track Customer Checklist Questionnaire(PDF, 132KB), visit our Fast Track Applications page or contact our Statutory Planning team on 9267 9267.