We support tenants wherever practicable in the operation of a
business from home. If you wish to operate a BFH, you must first apply
in writing to your local regional office (RO).
Applicants must be a recognised dependant of a serving member.
The following documentation must be supplied with your application:
- A description of the type of business you wish to operate (including business registration details).
- evidence of local council approval.
- proof of insurance coverage within an existing or new policy
(including public liability coverage of at least $10 million for a
- The Business from home form.
During periodic inspections, our staff will request a copy of the current insurance policy for the operation of the BFH.
Ongoing operation of the business must be in accordance with the
requirements of all relevant authorities such as (but not limited to)
DHA, the Owner’s Corporation and Government bodies.
Modifications required to make the Service Residence suitable for the
operation of the business must be submitted to us in writing for
approval. Such modifications are at your cost. Approval is conditional
upon agreement between the lessor, Base Commander (where applicable),
owner’s corporation (where applicable) and DHA. In applying for such
approval, you agree to make good any modifications to the Service
Residence at the end of your tenancy or upon cancellation of this
or accelerated deterioration in the condition of the Service Residence
(including fixtures and fittings) due to such approval, is your
responsibility as the tenant. If you’re found to be in breach of your
responsibilities as a tenant, we will withdraw the right to operate a