The City approves and inspects public buildings operating in the City. Public buildings include licensed premises, function rooms, private educational facilities, large outdoor events, sporting clubrooms etc. There are minimum standards by which these premises must operate in relation to hygiene, fire and electrical safety and maximum accommodation. 

If you wish to establish or purchase a premises in the City of Perth that may be a public building, it is recommended that you contact the City for advice prior to entering into contractual arrangements or undertaking any significant works. The construction, operation and maintenance of public buildings are subject to the requirements of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911, the Health (Public Buildings) Regulations 1992 and the Building Code of Australia.

Please read through the options below to see which customer type best fits your requirements. This will show the process which you need to follow.

 

If you have purchased an existing business and will operate the business exactly the same way and making no changes to the public building – 

Click Here: Change of Owner form

 

 

If you operate an existing public building and you want to have your Maximum Accommodation reassessed – 

 

Click Here: Online Health Approval

You will be required to upload a floor plan showing the proposed changes.  
Please ensure you have all the information required to lodge your application. Please note the application will time out after 20 minutes.
Inspection Fee: $101.00

 

 

If you are fitting out a new public building OR are making changes to the premises which include changes to walls or ventilation (roof) OR are making any changes to the outside of the building, please phone the City for advice. You will require a building permit and may require planning approval prior to applying for your Health Approval.

 

Once you have submitted your building permit you will be required to complete the Online Health Approval. Please note, if your premises is a public building as well as a food business eg a small bar, you only need to complete the Online Food Business Approval.

 

Click Here: Online Health Approval
You will be required to upload a floor plan.
Please ensure you have all the information required to lodge your application. Please note the application will time out after 20 minutes.
Inspection Fee: $101.00