School boarding premises regulation

From 18 June 2021, school boarding premises operating in Victoria must be registered with the VRQA and meet the school boarding minimum standards. To learn more about the definition of a school boarding premises, and the minimum standards for registration, see:

Register a school boarding premises

To apply to register a school boarding premises you must complete the required forms and provide evidence to demonstrate your compliance with the minimum standards. New providers applying to register must make an application by no later than 30 June in the year before they intend to commence operation. 

To begin your application, see:

Amend an existing registration

To amend an existing school boarding premises registration to add a new location or premises, or relocate a premises, see:

We have prepared evidence checklists to assist you with two kinds of amendment:

Amendment applications must be made by no later than 30 June in the year before you intend to commence operation of your relocated school boarding premises or additional school boarding premises.  

To amalgamate an existing school boarding premises registration with another existing school boarding premises registration, see:

To amend an existing school boarding premises registration to change the religious or other affiliation of your school boarding premises, see:

Readiness tool

Our school boarding premises registration readiness tool can help you:

  • self-assess your readiness to apply to register
  • self-assess your readiness for a review
  • identify areas for improvement.

To download the tool, see:

Other forms

Other forms related to the registration and regulation of school boarding premises: