Approval for a Private Health Facility - Queensland

Service summary

If you propose to operate Private Health Facilities you must first hold approvals.

Service type


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

Definition of terms

Private health facility-day hospital

a facility at which day hospital health services are provided to persons who are admitted to, and discharged from, the facility on the same day (not including a facility operated by the State).

Private health facility-private hospital

a facility at which health services are provided to persons who are discharged from the facility on a day other than the day on which the persons were admitted to the facility (not including a hospital operated by the State, a nursing home, hostel, or other facility at which accommodation, and nursing or personal care is provided to persons who have a permanent need for nursing or personal care).

Eligibility requirements

Pre-requisites to your application are contained within the Application Guidelines, which are available on the Department of Health website.


This licence cannot be transferred.


Approvals remain in force for not more than two years. An application to extend the term of the approval by a further two years may be made.


You can obtain this licence by completing an 'Application for Approval for a Private Health Facility' application and submitting it to the Department's head office at the address specified on the application form. Forms are available from the Department of Health website.

You should also contact the Chief Health Officer prior to application.

Additional information as required by the Chief Health Officer following assessment of the application against the guidelines may be required if insufficient information is provided.

Additional information

You should contact Private Health Regulation, Branch of the Chief Health Officer to obtain a copy of the Private Health Facilities information package.

Administering agency

Queensland Health
Chief Health Officer Branch
Private Health Regulation

Act(s) name

Private Health Facilities Act 1999 (Queensland)

Contact details

Lead Clinical Auditor
Queensland Health
Chief Health Officer Branch
Private Health Regulation

Operating address:
Level 3 15 Butterfield Street
Queensland 4006
Mailing address:
PO Box 2368
Fortitude Valley Business Centre
Queensland 4006


07 3328 9051


07 3328 9054


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