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

Legionella annual administration fee.

Apply Application All $115.00 Notification of cooling tower / warm water system.
Apply Inspection All $331.00 Pre-purchase public health inspection.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Register a Regulated System - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 2010 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2012 New South Wales

Administering agency

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

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:

Enquiries Officer

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Operating address: 17 Burrawan Street
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444
Mailing address: PO BOX 84
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444
Phone: 02 6581 8111
Fax: 02 6581 8123
Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au
Website: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (Opens in new window)