Hi I'd like to know what my legal position is. Sharing a house with owner in VIC. The owner live in this sharing house too. It's a 3 bedroom house. Common facilities, for examples bathroom and kitchen are shared with the owner. Room cleaning services are provided once a month and linens are provided. No meal provided. There are agreements/contract signed (Residential license to occupy, not tenancy agreement), house rules, security deposit and pay-in-advance rent. There are 2 bedroom available for renting (each room allows maximum 2 persons) Will this be classified as lodging in VIC? Definitely it's not a rooming house in VIC => Rooming houses: a guide for residents and operators Will this be classified as a boarding house in VIC? Do I need to register this as a boarding house with council? Why the "Residential Tenancies" type of the premises do not require to be registered with the council as well? I couldn't find any info regarding this from the council website. So, how do our govt expect us to know all this since everything is in grey area? Why our govt especially councils, CGT and ATO make it hard for us just to make extra money (that's not much at all) from the rooms of our PPOR? Besides, we lose our privacy doing that in exchange for just small money earned. other useful links => Types of rental agreements - Consumer Affairs Victoria Boarding House Division | Property Owners' Association of New South Wales Boarders and Lodgers Boarding_houses The BROWN COUCH: Is my share house a boarding house? What is my legal position? Boarding_houses etc.