Each supported residential service (SRS) has a proprietor, who is the legal owner and operator. Proprietors may be incorporated bodies (for example, a company) or individuals or partnerships.
SRS are privately operated businesses that provide personal support and accommodation in a shared living environment. This support usually includes assistance with showering, personal hygiene, toileting, dressing, meals and medication. It also involves physical and emotional support. Some SRS also provide nursing or allied health services.
As a proprietor you will provide these services, and meet legal obligations.
Becoming an SRS proprietor
An SRS proprietor has a legal obligation to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents.
SRS registration process
A proprietor must apply to the Department of Health & Human Services to register an SRS business, change owners or directors, appoint a manager and cancel registration.
Assessing SRS applications
When assessing applications for registration of SRS, the Department of Health & Human Services considers the suitability of the proprietor and the premises.
SRS online application forms
This page contains information and a link to complete and submit an online application.
Reviewed 08 September 2015