Approval to Install or Operate Amusement Devices - New South Wales

Service summary

You may require this approval if you intend to install or operate amusement devices. This approval is required to ensure that minimum health and safety standards are met.

An amusement device is a powered device that can carry or support members of the public for the purpose of amusement, entertainment or sightseeing (for example, carnival rides).

Please be aware that certain small amusement devices may be exempt from this approval. Small amusement devices are designed primarily for the use of children aged 12 years or less and includes mini-ferris wheels, battery operated cars and miniature railways.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 approval you must provide details such as the type of amusement device you intend to install or operate and where the amusement device will be located. Please be aware that you may also need to provide other information such as a certificate displaying proof of a current safety inspection of the device and proof of public liability insurance.

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


As specified on the approval.



Fee per device for residents of Armidale area.


Fees may vary for residents of Guyra area. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Administering agency

Armidale Regional Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Armidale Regional Council

Operating address:
135 Rusden Street
NSW 2350
Mailing address:
Armidale, New South Wales 2350


1300 136 833


02 6772 9275


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