Home Based Businesses

A home based business is a small-scale activity that operates only within the home. Examples of a home-based business include:

  • bed and breakfast
  • home office
  • child care
  • hairdressing.

Council encourages the growth of home based businesses, and has identified a number of criteria, which, if met, mean you do not need to lodge a development application to council.

To find out more if your home qualifies as an acceptable location for a home based business, you will need to find out what zone your property is in. To do this, go to ePlanning, click on ‘Find a Property’ from the top menu, and enter your property address. By searching your property address you will be able to determine the zone your property is in.

For more information about setting up your own home based business, and to find out what assessment criteria you must meet, read our Home based business information sheet.