Private Mental Health Facility Licence - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to keep premises as a private mental health facility (hospital) for the admission, care and treatment of patients. Your licence will specify the maximum number of patients you may keep or treat at your mental health facility and will outline any terms and conditions.

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 licence you must:

  • be approved to provide medical services and treatments to patients
  • appoint a medical practitioner to act as the superintendent of the hospital
  • submit a plan of the premises
  • comply with any other conditions or hold any other qualifications as required by the Agency.

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


The licence will remain in force until it is cancelled or revoked.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $108.00

Request for a private mental health class facility.

Apply Licence All $7095.00

Request for a private health facility licence.

Renew Renewal All $108.00

Refer to Private Health Facility Licence for licence renewal fees.

Vary Licence All $54.00 Duplicate licence fee.

Act(s) name

Mental Health Act 2007 New South Wales

Private Health Facilities Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Mental Health Regulation 2019 New South Wales

Private Health Facilities Regulation 2017 New South Wales

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Regulation and Compliance Unit

Regulation and Compliance Unit

Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 961
North Sydney, New South Wales 2060
Phone: 02 9424 5955
Fax: 02 9424 5960