New proposed Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations – public consultation

The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 will expire in December 2019. Public consultation on the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) and the proposed Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations has closed. 

It is anticipated that the new Regulation will come into operation on 14 December 2019.  We will update this web page with information about the regulations when they have been finalised.

Legionella risk management

This section contains information about Legionella risk management for cooling tower systems and water delivery systems, as well as registration of cooling tower systems and auditing for cooling tower systems. The information is useful for:

  • cooling tower system managers and operators
  • land owners and property and facility managers
  • hospital and aged care facility engineers
  • car wash operators.

The following documents relating to legionella risk management are available to download:


Contact details

  • Legionella team

    Our phone service is available Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 12.00pm. Postal address: GPO Box 4057, Melbourne Vic 3001

Ministerial Statement of Expectations