Prior to obtaining final approval (Occupation Certificate) you will need to obtain a pre-opening inspection which is certification of the fit out, undertaken by an appropriately qualified professional.
Our Environmental Health Officers can provide this service. See our Fees and Charges for the current fee.
If you are purchasing an existing business and a development application is not required, you can request a pre-purchase inspection prior to purchase. The inspection will provide a report highlighting any physical issues, such as disrepair, pest access etc. that may result in non-compliance with Public Health Act requirements.
To request a pre-opening or pre-purchase inspection, submit a
Health Enquiry Form.
*You may also use a private certifier to assist you in the development application process. The requirements and standards are the same, however the certifier will have the authority to sign off and issue an Occupation Certificate. Refer to our development application page for more detailed information.