Aquatic Facility Operator Permit - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to operate an aquatic facility. This permit is available for four different classes of facilities. The four classes are:

  • Class 1: Facilities available to the general public on the payment of an entry fee.
  • Class 2: Schools, learn to swim centres, nursing homes, hospitals and hydrotherapy or physiotherapy use pools.
  • Class 3: Discrete access facilities and commercial developments like hotels, resorts, mining camps health clubs and serviced apartments.
  • Class 4: Small temporary accommodation developments (for example bed and breakfast or farm stay facilities) and residential or retirement developments with more than 30 units but no public access.

You do not require this permit if you are just an employee at an aquatic facility.

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 permit you must:

  • have certificates of compliance that cover your entire facility
  • have staff that are suitably qualified for the class of aquatic facility you are operating
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any required fees.

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



As detailed on the permit.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Health
Public Health
Environmental Health Directorate

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Health (Aquatic Facilities) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Water Unit
Department of Health
Public Health
Environmental Health Directorate

Operating address:
Grace Vaughan House
227 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park, Western Australia 6008
Operating address:
2nd Floor, B Block
189 Royal Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004


08 9388 4999

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