Approval to Open or Use a Public Building - City of Canning - Western Australia


If you intend to open or use a public building where people will assemble for activities, gatherings or prearranged events, the building will need to be inspected and approved to ensure it meets a range of emergency, safety and amenity requirements.

A public building is a building or similar structure where persons may assemble for social, business, religious, entertainment, recreational or similar purposes. Examples of public buildings include churches, private schools, cinemas, pubs, nightclubs, recreation centres, circuses, halls and auditoriums. Crown owned buildings and hospitals are exempt.

This certificate must specify the type of activity that the building will be used for and the maximum number of people that can be safely accommodated in the building.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As indicated on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $153.00

Application for maximum accommodation certificate. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Certificate of approval to open or use a public building where the capacity of the building is:

  • 0 - 100 people: $94.00
  • 101 - 1000 people: $165.00
  • 1001 - 2000 people: $265.00
  • 2001 - 3000 people: $375.00
  • 3001 - 4000 people: $480.00
  • 4001 - 5000 people: $580.00
  • over 5000 people: $835.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Application to vary approval:

  • unlicensed premises: $128.00
  • licensed premises: $254.00.

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Health (Public Buildings) Regulations 1992 Western Australia

Administering agency

City of Canning

Contact details

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