Permit to Construct, Alter or Extend an Aquatic Facility or Water Body - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to construct, alter or extend an aquatic facility or water body. Water bodies this permit is required for include spa pools, swimming pools, water slides and wave pools. Aquatic facilities are the water bodies themselves, as well as any toilets, changing rooms, lighting, fencing, concourses, industrial plant and structures related to those water bodies.

This permit is not required for:

  • water bodies part of a strata or residential complex with less than 30 dwelling units
  • aquatic facilities that only use water directly from the ocean
  • naturally occurring water bodies
  • any other facility exempted by the agency.

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:

  • include detailed plans of your proposed construction, alteration or extension as required by the agency
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fees.

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



Permit revoked upon completion of works.



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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