Work health and safety
From the 1st January 2012 Work health & safety is being reviewed, which is another area of a motel operation you must comply with.
By now you can see the that it is important to become a member of AAoA Accommodation Association of Australia for guidance through this legislation.
One area that must be assessed and understood is compliance with Workers Compensation. Always check with the existing owner of the motel you are investigating to establish if there have been any recent workers compensation claims. Bad claims experience escalate the premiums considerably.