Private Health Facilities Licence - New South Wales


You will require 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.


One year and may be open to extension


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $7149.00

Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All - You may need to pay additional fees. Please contact the agency for more information.

Act(s) name

Private Health Facilities Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Private Health Facilities Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Additional information

The Agency website will provide further details on the prescribed classes of health services.

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Legal and Regulatory Services Branch

Contact details

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