Regulated Water System Registration - New South Wales

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to either:

  • occupy a premises that has a water cooling system or warm water system
  • install a water cooling system or warm water system in a premises that you occupy.

The 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 more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Exemptions

The following systems are exempt:

  • warm water systems installed on all dwellings or premises, other than on a hospital
  • a water cooling system that is used solely for making snow.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you will need to adhere to Council guidelines for health and safety standards. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

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.

Each cooling tower must also display a unique identification number designated by the local council.

Duration

As specified on the registration.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $100.00 -
Apply Inspection All $67.50 Fee for first half hour of additional inspection if required.

Forms

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 2010 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2012 NSW

Administering agency

Randwick City Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Randwick City Council

Operating address: 30 Frances Street
Randwick, New South Wales 2031
Phone: 02 9093 6000
Phone: 1300 722 542
Fax: 02 9319 1510
Email: council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
Website: Randwick City Council (Opens in new window)