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


You are required 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; or
  • 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.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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 registration you must be able to prove that the system is operated in accordance with current legislation. You must notify the Agency if a test discloses unsatisfactory levels of Legionella organisms in the system. Quarterly water testing and maintenance records are required to be submitted.

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


Registrations are usually issued for 1 year, however up to 3 year registrations may be available subject to some limitations.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $288.00

Per cooling tower or warm water storage system.

Renew Renewal All $288.00

Per cooling tower or warm water storage system.

Transfer Transfer All $70.00

Per cooling tower or warm water storage system.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Cooling Tower or Warm Water Storage System New Registration Application Form - PDF (Opens in new window)
Transfer All Transfer of Ownership - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Vary All Cooling Tower or Warm Water Storage System - Registration Variation - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 ACT

Application process


Please submit your application directly to the Agency.

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Population Health Division

Contact details

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

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service

Population Health Division

Health Directorate

Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address: Locked Bag 5005
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 6205 1700
Fax: 02 6205 1705