Private Health Facilities Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a private health facility (for example, private hospitals and day procedure centres). Private health facilities are places where patients are:

  • provided with medical, surgical or other prescribed treatment and then discharged
  • provided with prescribed services or treatments.

There are currently 19 prescribed classes of health services. Your facility can be licensed for more than one class of health service and must meet all the general licensing standards and any associated licensing standards that apply to each class of facility.

Please be aware that this licence does not apply to institutions conducted by or on behalf of the State (for example, public hospitals, and nursing homes).

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 licence, you must:

  • hold or otherwise be covered by insurance, or other liability cover, as may be prescribed by the regulations in relation to the class of facility
  • ensure that, at all times, a medical advisory committee is appointed in accordance with relevant legislation
  • ensure that the facility is conducted in accordance with the licensing standards applicable to it
  • ensure that reasonable standards of patient care and safety are maintained at the facility
  • provide all required information as requested by the Agency.

Requirements for particular facilities may will vary.


1 year and may be open to extension


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $7931.00

Fees for 2024-25

Apply Licence All -

Annual licence fees according to number of persons licensed to be accommodated:

  • fewer than 51 - $7065.00
  • 51 to 75 - $8783.00
  • 76 to 100 - $10,501.00
  • 101 to 150 - $13,938.00
  • 151 to 200 - $15,656.00
  • more than 200 - $17,374.00

Annual licence fee for any other type of private healthcare facility - $7065.00. Fees for 2024-25

Transfer Transfer All $4660.00

Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation All $4660.00

Fees for 2024-25

Act(s) name

Private Health Facilities Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Private Health Facilities Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Approval time

Approximately 8 weeks

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

People, Culture and Governance

Legal and Regulatory Services

Contact details

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

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