Licensing and Registration

This section includes information and forms relating to licenses and registrations for public health activities regulated by the Health Protection Service. These include food businesses; boarding houses; cooling towers and warm water systems; drinking water; hairdressing; infection control; radiation safety and approval to supply needles and syringes.

Boarding Houses | Cooling Tower Registration | Community Pharmacies | Drinking Water Utility Licensing | Food Business Registration | Hairdressing | Infection Control Licensing | Medicines and Poisons | Needle and Syringe Program | Radiation Safety | Tobacco and smoke free | Transfer of Ownership

Boarding Houses

As part of the ACT Government's commitment to reducing red tape, ACT Health has undertaken a review of public health regulation in the ACT.

As of 1 January 2015, boarding houses will no longer be a declared public health risk activity or require a licence under the ACT Public Health Act 1997 to operate.

It is important to note that whilst boarding houses will no longer be a licensable public health risk activity under the Public Health Act 1997 from 1 January 2015, the Health Protection Service retains regulatory powers under the Act to address any condition that is, or may become, a public health risk or be offensive to community health standards. As such, the Health Protection Service will investigate any public health complaints received from the community concerning practices at your business.

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Cooling Tower Registration

Download: Cooling Tower/Warm Water System Registration Application Form (PDF File - 433k)
Cooling Tower/Warm Water System Variation Form (PDF File - 204k)

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Community Pharmacies

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Drinking Water Utility Licensing

Download: Drinking Water Utility Licence Variation Form (PDF File - 187k)
Drinking Water Utility Licence Application Form (PDF File - 293k)

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Food Business Registration

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Hairdressing

As part of the ACT Government's commitment to reducing red tape, ACT Health has undertaken a review of public health regulation in the ACT.

As of 1 January 2015, hairdressing will no longer be a declared public health risk activity and hairdressing businesses will no longer require a licence under the ACT Public Health Act 1997 to operate.

The Public Health (Hairdressing) Code of Practice will be repealed and will be replaced with a set of public health guidelines for hairdressing.

It is important to note that whilst hairdressing will no longer be a licensable public health risk activity under the Public Health Act 1997 from 1 January 2015, the Health Protection Service retains regulatory powers under the Act to address any condition that is, or may become, a public health risk or be offensive to community health standards. As such, the Health Protection Service will investigate any public health complaints received from the community concerning hairdressing businesses.

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Infection Control Licensing

Download: Infection Control Activity Licence Application Form (PDF File - 445k)
Infection Control Activity Licence Variation Form (PDF File - 202k)

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Medicines and Poisons

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Needle and Syringe Program

Download: Approval to Supply Needles and Syringes Application Form (PDF File - 140k)

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Radiation Safety

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Tobacco and smoke free

From 1 January 2007, tobacco and smoke free regulatory functions moved from the Health Protection Service to the Office of Regulatory Services.

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Transfer of Ownership

Application to transfer ownership of a licence or registration.

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