Regulated Water System Registration - New South Wales


You will require this registration if you intend to:

  • Occupy a premises that has a water cooling system or warm water system; or
  • Have a water cooling system or warm water system installed in a premises that you occupy.

Please note that you must complete this registration within one month of occupying the premises or having the new system installed.

The Public Health Act requires that all water cooling and warm water systems are registered with the local Council due to the potential risks associated with Legionnaires Disease.

A water-cooling system is a cooling tower, its associated equipment and pipe work. Cooling towers are most commonly used in air conditioning systems and refrigerators.

A warm-water system is one designed to heat and deliver water at a temperature of less than 60 degrees Celsius.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further 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 will need to adhere to Council guidelines for health and safety standards. Please consult directly with the Council for information on any eligibility requirements specific to your registration.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Samples must be taken from a water-cooling system at least once a month by a duly qualified professional, and tested for the presence of legionella and heterotrophic colony count.


As specified on the registration.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Registration of Water-Cooling and Warm-Water Systems - Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for a copy of this document.

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 2010 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2012 NSW

Administering agency

Berrigan Shire Council

Contact details

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

General Manager

Berrigan Shire Council

Operating address: 56 Chanter Street
Berrigan, New South Wales 2712
Phone: 03 5888 5100
Fax: 03 5885 2092
Website: Berrigan Shire Council (Opens in new window)