To support implementation of the
Public Health Act 2010 (the Act) and the
Public Health Regulation 2022 (the Regulation), the NSW Ministry of Health has developed a range of forms and templates for local government authorities and Public Health Units and, where appropriate, industry stakeholders.
Local government authorities are required to report the details of improvement notices and prohibition orders served under the Act (on or before 1 August each year). The report template can be found at
Local Government Authority Reporting.
The Regulation requires operators of certain activities to notify the local government authority about their operations. The following notification forms are provided for this process:
A number of these inspection forms are currently under review to incorporate changes to the Public Health Regulation 2022 which commenced on 1 September 2022.
The following inspection forms have been developed to support local government authorities and public health units. Industry stakeholders may also wish to use these tools to ensure they are meeting their obligations under the Act and Regulation.
The following improvement notice templates have been developed to support Authorised Officers to serve an improvement notice, under sections 41 and 42 of the Act, if the officer believes, on reasonable grounds, that an enforceable requirement is not being complied with. Authorised Officers will need to change this template to include information that relates to the subject of the notice.
The following prohibition order templates have been developed to support Authorised Officers to serve a prohibition order, pursuant to section 45 of the Act. A prohibition order remains in force until a certificate of clearance is issued. A prohibition order can only be issued if the Secretary of the Ministry of Health, a local government authority, or the General Manager of a council believes on reasonable grounds that:
Authorised Officers will need to change this template to include information that relates to the subject of the order.
If a prohibition order has been issued, it remains in force until a Certificate of clearance is issued by the Secretary of the Ministry of Health, the local government authority, or the General Manager of a council. A Certificate of clearance means that an Authorised Officer has inspected the premises and is satisfied that there is no serious danger to public health. Authorised Officers will need to change this template to include information that relates to the subject of the order.
The Regulation requires six
approved forms to be used to document certain aspects of managing a cooling water system. Visit our Legionella control page for further information.