Registration of Cooling Tower Systems - Victoria


You will need this registration if you own a property that has an operating cooling tower system. A cooling tower system is a number of interconnected devices which lower the temperature of water, or other fluids, through fan-forced or fan-induced atmospheric air.

Cooling tower systems are often associated with air-conditioning systems and industrial processes including dry cleaning, plastic injection moulding and some dairy farming.

The owner of land on which there is an operating cooling tower system has a legal responsibility to ensure that the cooling tower system is registered. Registration is required to ensure high maintenance standards and to minimise the incidence of water based bacteria such as legionella.

A cooling tower system is defined as:

  • a cooling tower, or a number of interconnected cooling towers that use the same re-circulating water
  • any machinery that is used to operate the tower or towers
  • any associated tanks, pipes, valves, pumps or controls.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

If there are multiple cooling tower systems on your property, you may submit one application covering all of the cooling tower systems.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Ongoing requirements include:

  • you must notify the agency within thirty days of any changes to registration such as a change in ownership or decommissioning of the cooling tower
  • preparing a risk management plan for the cooling tower system
  • reviewing the risk management plan once a year
  • conducting an annual risk management plan audit.


One to three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $119.30

One year. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $222.60

Two years. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $326.00

Three years. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please submit your application on the approved online form to the Agency accompanied by the required fee.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Legionella Program

Contact details

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