Cooling Tower and Warm Water Storage Systems Registration - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You are required to register your premises if you are the owner of a building that operates:

  • A specialised system;
  • A warm water system or mechanical ventilation system that incorporates a cooling tower;
  • An evaporative condenser;
  • A process cooler;
  • A closed circuit evaporative cooler; or
  • A warm water system in which water is stored or recycled at a temperature between 30 degrees celsius and 55 degrees celsius but does not include systems in domestic buildings or systems that utilise air cooling.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must be able to prove that the system is operated in accordance with current legislation. You must notify the Agency if a test discloses unsatisfactory levels of Legionella organisms in the system. Quarterly water testing and maintenance records are required to be submitted.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Registrations are usually issued for 1 year, however up to 3 year registrations may be available subject to some limitations.



Per cooling tower or warm water storage system.


Per cooling tower or warm water storage system.


Per cooling tower or warm water storage system.



Please submit your application directly to the Agency.

Administering agency

Health Directorate
Population Health Division

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service
Health Directorate
Population Health Division

Operating address:
Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5005
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory 2611


02 6205 1700


02 6205 1705

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