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

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.

Food Business Registration

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The Public Health (Hairdressing) Code of Practice has been repealed and replaced with a set of public health guidelines for hairdressing.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

Tobacco and smoke free

From 1 January 2007, tobacco and smoke free regulatory functions moved from the Health Protection Service to Access Canberra.

Transfer of Ownership

Application to transfer ownership of a license or registration.

Apply OnlineApplication for transfer of ownership