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


You will require this certificate if you intend to open or use a public building for a formal or prearranged gathering. This certificate is needed after the public building has been constructed, extended or altered. 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.

A public building means a building or part of a building where persons may assemble for a prearranged purpose, including civic, theatrical, social, political, religious, educational, recreational, sporting or business purposes. It also includes any building, structure, tent, gallery enclosure or platform or part thereof in or on which numbers of persons are usually or occasionally assembled, but does not include a hospital. Crown owned buildings are exempt.

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
Apply Application All $120.00

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 WA

Regulation(s) name

Health (Public Buildings) Regulations 1992 WA

Administering agency

City of Subiaco

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer

City of Subiaco

Operating address: 241 Rokeby Road
Subiaco, Western Australia 6008
Mailing address: PO BOX 272
Subiaco PO, Western Australia 6904
Phone: 08 9237 9222
Fax: 08 9237 9200
Email: city@subiaco.wa.gov.au
Website: City of Subiaco (Opens in new window)