Regulated Water System Registration - New South Wales


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 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 Amount
Apply Application All $88.00


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

Tweed Shire Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Tweed Shire Council

Operating address: Murwillumbah Civic Centre, 10-14 Tumbulgum Road
NSW 2484
Mailing address: PO BOX 816
Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484
Phone: 1300 292 872
Phone: 02 6670 2400
Fax: 02 6670 2429