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


You need 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
  • 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.

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.


Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to submit quarterly water testing and maintenance records to the Agency. You must notify the Agency if a test discloses unsatisfactory levels of legionella organisms in the system.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Application for:

  • 1 year per tower: $349.00
  • 3 years per tower: $698.00
  • 5 years per tower: $1047.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Renewal All -

Renewal for:

  • 1 year per tower: $349.00
  • 3 years per tower: $698.00
  • 5 years per tower: $1047.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $85.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.