Regulated Water System Registration - Ryde City Council - New South Wales


You will need this registration to install, or substantially modify, an air handling system, water system or cooling tower in a building. A warm-water system is one designed to heat and deliver water at a temperature of less than 60 degrees Celsius. A water-cooling system is a cooling tower, its associated equipment and pipe work.

Service type


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


The following systems are exempt:

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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to adhere with council guidelines for health and safety standards.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Samples must be taken from a water cooling system at least once a month by a 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 council.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $115.00

Notification fee per system. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Inspection All $361.00

Fee for initial inspection of first cooling tower. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Inspection All $58.00

Fee for initial inspection of each subsequent cooling tower. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Inspection All $86.00

Fee per warm water system. Fees for 2021-22

Vary Inspection All $90.50

Re-inspections. Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 2010 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2012 New South Wales

Administering agency

Ryde City Council

Contact details

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