Noise – music, movies and parties

Noise – music, movies and parties

Noise – pool pumps, spa pumps and pool cleaning systems

Noise – pool pumps, spa pumps and pool cleaning systems

Pool and spa pumps

Pool pumps and filters can often cause a noise disturbance to nearby neighbours. When installing a swimming pool or spa, consideration should be given to the location and type of equipment.

Unfortunately most complaints arise after the pool pump or spa pump has been installed and the only method of reducing the noise is by providing a barrier between the pump and the neighbouring premises. The following advice on preventing unnecessary noise may be helpful:

  • When choosing a pool motor for your pool, consideration should be given to purchasing a water cooled pool motor or a quiet air-cooled model
  • Install the pool motor on rubber matting (25mm is usually ideal)
  • Provide a flexible coupling secured by jubilee clips on the inlet side of the motor. This isolates the motor and can prevent any noise transmission along the pipe work
  • Construct an enclosure over the pool motor ensuring adequate ventilation to keep the motor cool (unless you have a water cooled motor). The enclosure should be constructed of dense materials such as brickwork or 30mm thick jarrah and be lined internally with acoustic lining or batt style roof insulation
  • Finding the right location for the pool pump is an important decision. Don’t assume that a pool pump that is described as quiet or compliant with Australian Standards, will not cause a disturbance to neighbouring properties. When installing your pool, seek advice from the installation company.

A range of measures can be used to reduce the noise impact of pool pumps once installed, including:

  • Asking your neighbours if they are being disturbed by the pool pump and if there are particular times when the pump disturbs them more. Most people are affected late at night, and early in the morning when trying to sleep. But remember that some people may be shift workers
  • Place the pool pump on a timer. This will ensure that the unit isn’t mistakenly left running and will limit the time of operation. Most domestic pools need the pump to run for 6-8 hours/day in summer to achieve the desired turnover of water. Remember to check the timer regularly as power blackouts or power surges can affect the operation of the timer
  • Maintain your pool equipment, keep the filter clean and service moving parts. Poorly maintained equipment can cause higher noise levels and reduce the effectiveness of the pump. Contact the manufacturer or installer for further advice.

Pool cleaning systems

Most pool cleaners on the market can, under certain circumstances, cause low frequency noise to be heard at nearby premises.

This noise is generated by the intermittent suction action of the cleaner as it moves slowly around the pool, causing sound waves to be transmitted into the ground. This can sometimes be heard as a low frequency thumping sound within a neighbour’s home.

Pool owners often leave the cleaner connected to the pool pump all the time during the summer months. During these months the pool pump may also operate for up to eight hours a day. If the cleaner is connected while the pool pump is on, the cleaner will also operate. In this instance the potential for a disturbance to neighbours is quite high.

Residents experiencing this kind of noise are unable to escape the noise by closing a window as the noise enters the home through the floor.

There are a variety of valves designed to reduce this vibration and there are also several pool cleaners which make no noise at all.

Where noise from pool pumps or equipment are causing a noise disturbance, a noise complaint can be lodged using the online form Noise – make a noise complaint.

Noise – musical instruments

Noise – musical instruments

Noise – gardening, power tools and other equipment

Noise – gardening, power tools and other equipment

Noise – air conditioners

Noise – air conditioners

Noise – aircraft, trains or road vehicles

Noise – aircraft, trains or road vehicles

Noise emissions from aircraft, trains and road traffic noise are generally exempt from the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997.

All aircraft noise enquiries and complaints can be directed to:

  • The Aircraft Noise Enquiry Line (Airservices Australia) on 1300 302 240 for all local, domestic and international flights (including helicopters)
  • Pearce Airbase on 9571 2000 for all military flights (including military helicopters)

Noise emissions from rail can be directed to the Public Transport Authority Comment Line on 131 608.

The Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 can apply where a vehicle is being used on private property in an unreasonable manner. This may include the excessive-revving of an engine. The normal vehicle movements of a person leaving their home is not considered unreasonable, regardless of the time of night or day.

Noise – intruder alarms

Noise – intruder alarms

Alarms can be an effective way to improve home security, deter potential burglars and protect property from theft. However, false alarms and faulty security systems can disturb your neighbours.

Property owners who seek to protect their home by installing an audible intruder alarm should consider the following:

  • The alarm has been installed by a licensed security agent
  • You are familiar with your alarm system and can operate it correctly
  • The alarm has auxiliary power backup
  • The alarm system is maintained in proper working order and serviced at least once every 12 months
  • The alarm is in a location that minimises the possibility of damage or interference
  • The length of the siren is limited to a maximum of 10 minutes
  • The sound level of an external siren is limited to 90 dB(A), one metre from the perimeter of the building
  • Arranging a friend or family member, preferably someone that lives close, to disarm and service a faulty alarm should a problem occur whilst you are away from home

If you are disturbed by an alarm that is faulty or operating intermittently, an Environmental Health Officer may be contacted for assistance.

WA Police have powers to enter any premises where an alarm has been sounding for 30 minutes. They can enter the premises and arrange for the alarm to be deactivated and the cost can be recovered from the owner of the house or business.

Noise – basketballs or sports equipment

Noise – basketballs or sports equipment

Noise – pet birds

Noise – pet birds

Noise – concerts and other large events

Noise – concerts and other large events

Noise – construction or building sites

Noise – construction or building sites

Noise – flags and windchimes

Noise – flags and windchimes

Street entertainment – approval requirements

Street entertainment – approval requirements

Street entertainment generally refers to a performance in a public place or on local government land such as the playing of a musical instrument, singing, dancing, mime and acrobatic displays and is often referred to as busking.

The City’s Local Government and Public Property Local Law 2014 contains provisions relating to Street Entertainment. All street entertainers must be the holder of a valid street entertainers permit issued by the City of Joondalup.

An application for a permit can be made in writing and should include the following information:

  • A description of the activity/performance
  • Applicant details including name and address
  • Nature or type of any instruments
  • Details of any equipment such as amplifiers
  • Number of performers
  • A site plan showing the proposed location/s
  • Proposed dates/days
  • Start and finish times
  • Duration of each performance at any given location
  • Information on how you may intend to prevent any nuisance occurring (may depend on nature of activity).

In terms of the types of conditions that would likely be imposed on a Street Entertainment Permit, these may include:

  • A limit of 30 minutes of performance at a single location within a two-hour period (the performer would be required to move at least 40m)
  • Possible limits to the times and days
  • Restrictions on performances at other approved events (such as the Joondalup night markets)
  • A one month period of approval.

The areas that the City is more likely to support a street entertainers permit would be Central Walk (between Boas Avenue and Reid Promenade), areas of lawn near Central Park and at Neil Hawkins Park. The public walkways leading to the Lakeside Shopping City entrance along Boas Avenue cannot be used.

Application and permit fees can be viewed in the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.

 

Public buildings: approval requirements

Public buildings: approval requirements

A public building is a building, place or part of a building where people may assemble for:

  • Civic, theatrical, social, political or religious purposes
  • Educational purposes
  • Entertainment, recreational or sporting purposes and
  • Business purposes.

Examples include, churches, private schools, cinemas, nightclubs, public swimming pools, concert halls, auditoriums and circuses.

Before a public building can be occupied, a certificate of approval is required to be issued.

For temporary events, additional information is also available on Public buildings: event approvals. Should you wish to provide food at your premises please refer to Food Business Registration.

Application requirements

  • Form One – Application to construct extend or alter a public building is to be submitted in circumstances where a building permit is not required.
  • Form Two – To be submitted when the construction of a public building is completed and ready for occupancy.
  • Application fee, in accordance with the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges (not required if a building permit is to be applied for).
  • Form Five – To be completed and submitted for all electrical works within the building.

Lodging an application

You can lodge an application for a certificate of approval:

  • In person – Visit the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
  • By Post – To the City at PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

Development (Planning) approval

Development (Planning) approval may be required for a public building.

Building permit requirements

A Building permit application may also be required. To confirm if a building permit is required, please place your request in writing to the City’s Building Services, outlining what is proposed.

Public buildings – event approvals

Public buildings – event approvals

Most events being held in the City require the event organiser to obtain an approval under the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911. The City provides advice and guidance to the organisers of community and public events. To protect the health and safety of those attending, a number of aspects of the event must be considered. These include:

  • Venue safety
  • Food safety
  • Booking of City facilities
  • Electrical safety
  • Marquees, stages and structures
  • Noise emissions
  • Amusements and rides
  • Emergency evacuation plans.

The Public Event Application Pack guides you through the process and includes the relevant application forms.

Noise exemptions

Some events that create noise will be required to obtain an approval as a non-conforming event. This will often include music events such as concerts. Further information on whether a noise exemption is required and the process for obtaining an approval, can be found in the City’s fact sheet ‘Information for Approval of a Non-Conforming Event’, contained within the public event application pack.

Application requirements

Please refer to the Public Event application pack for application requirements.

Lodging an application

You can lodge an application for a public building:

Online (preferred) – Please refer to the City’s e-application service and select Environmental Health Applications.

Or by completing the application form and submitting it:

  • In person by visiting the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
  • By Post to the City at PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

Aquatic facilities

Aquatic facilities

Under the Health (Aquatic Facilities) Regulations 2007, aquatic facilities are places like swimming pools, spas, water playgrounds, water slides, hydrotherapy pools, float pods and similar facilities that are open to the public. Multi-residential complexes with more than 30 units and those associated with a home business such as bed and breakfasts are also included within the definition of an aquatic facility. Private residential swimming pools are not captured.

The design and operation of aquatic facilities in Western Australia must meet a Code of Practice.

A person can only commence the construction, alteration or extension of an aquatic facility if the Chief Health Officer (Department of Health) has approved the proposed works. This requires the occupier of the land or premises of the aquatic facility to make a written application to the Chief Health Officer.

The City’s role is to routinely sample water quality at all facilities within the City that are captured by the regulations. The City charges a monthly sampling fee for each visit when the facility is open, in accordance with the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Smoking in enclosed places

Smoking in enclosed places

There are restrictions in place in WA regarding the places that a person can smoke and also for the display of tobacco products.

For information on tobacco control legislation, please visit the Department of Health.

Smoke from chimneys

Smoke from chimneys

Wood smoke is a pollutant that can adversely affect your health as it contains very small airborne particles that can be trapped in your lungs when you breathe. These fine particles can aggravate respiratory illnesses such as asthma and emphysema and affect people who have heart conditions. Elderly people and very young children are the most at risk.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s Burnwise program provides excellent information to the community on the following:

  • Domestic wood smoke from wood heaters
  • Buying and selling wood heaters
  • Home heating options and air quality
  • Responsible operation of your wood heater
  • The health implications of wood heaters.

If you are having an issue with smoke that is being emitted from a neighbour’s chimney resulting from the incorrect use of a wood heater, pizza oven or similar device, an Environmental Health Officer may be able to assist.

Pest control

Pest control

There are many different types of pests that can cause concerns to residents.

European wasps

European wasps are declared pests in Western Australia and must be eradicated when found. The Department of Agriculture and Food provide a fact sheet for identifying European Wasps.

If you suspect you have seen European wasps please report using the Department of Agriculture and Food MyPestGuide or contact the Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS).

Ants

A major nuisance ant in Western Australia is the coastal brown ant which are often seen in lawns and in brick paving.  Control procedures for a particular ant species may not be effective for other ant species so it is recommended pest ants be identified before attempting control measures.

The Department of Agriculture offers a free identification service. To access the service, visit the Pest and Disease Information Service. A fact sheet is also available.

Midge

Midges belonging to the insect family Chironomidae are small non-biting insects that live and breed naturally in Perth’s lakes and wetlands and are an important part of the ecosystem. They are not vectors of disease, however in large numbers, adult midge swarms can cause a nuisance to residents living in close proximity to these lakes and wetlands.

The Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo along with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, regularly monitor midge breeding levels in both Lake Joondalup and Lake Goollelal, and when necessary, can undertake limited chemical treatment of the lakes, to reduce midge larvae numbers and in turn reduce the impact of adult swarms on residents.

For further information please refer to the midge brochure.

Mosquitoes

As well as being a nuisance, some species of mosquito carry viruses such as Ross River Virus and Barman Forest Virus.

For simple preventative measures that you can take to protect yourself from mosquito bite and to help reduce mosquito numbers, please refer to the prevent mosquito bites information page on the Healthy WA website.

Rats and mice

Rats and mice can be serious pests. They can carry disease, can eat and damage fruit and other crops in the garden and, if they find their way inside, can contaminate food and utensils.

For further information on the signs of rodents, preventing problems and control methods, please read our fact sheet on rodents.

The City offers residents a starter pack of rat bait (at the limit of one pack per household per year), which can be collected from our Customer Service Centres.

Commercial bin enclosure

Commercial bin enclosure

The City’s Health Local Law 1999 requires commercial developments and multi-residential developments to provide a bin enclosure. This will usually be identified on a planning and building approval.

 

Street market permit

Street market permit

The City’s Local Government and Public Property Local Law 2014, defines a street market as a collection of stalls for the purpose of selling goods, merchandise or services on local government property or a public place. Community and commercial events such as school fetes, fairs, markets, sports events, cultural events and promotions where multiple vendors may be attending will often be required to obtain a Street Market Permit.

The fees related to Street Market Permits can be found within the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Lodging an application

You can lodge an application for a Street Market Permit:

Online (preferred) – Please refer to the City’s eApplication service.

Or by completing the application form and submitting it:

  • In person by visiting the City of Joondalup Administration Centre
  • By post – PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919

Noise

Noise

There are many sources of noise in residential areas.

Where noise is causing a problem, the best approach is often to speak with your neighbour and discuss your concerns. Your neighbour may not realise that there is a problem and the matter may be easy to resolve.

Where there are ongoing noise issues that cannot be resolved, the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 can apply. The City’s Environmental Health Officers can be contacted and asked to investigate the noise issue.

The types of noise issues often investigated include:

  • Playing loud music
  • Practising musical instruments
  • Party noise
  • Construction work occurring at unreasonable times
  • The use of lawn mowers or handheld tools at unreasonable times
  • Pool pumps, air conditioning units or other similar equipment
  • Intruder alarms.

Depending upon the source of noise, there are different requirements that can apply. For more information, please refer to the various website articles related to noise, displayed on the right hand side of this page.

Lodging a noise complaint

If noise is regularly disturbing you and you believe that the requirements for noise are not being met, you can ask the City to investigate the matter for you, by lodging a noise complaint with the City.

When lodging a noise complaint, you will be advised which Environmental Health Officer will be investigating your concerns and you may be asked to maintain a log identifying dates and times of the noise occurrences.

A noise complaint can be lodged using the online form Noise – make a noise complaint.

Assistance for noise while it is occurring

For assistance with noise that is currently occurring from anti-social activities, you may consider contacting the WA Police on 131 444. Please note that the WA Police must prioritise calls for assistance and they may not be able to attend.

Keeping of poultry

Keeping of poultry

Poultry are defined as any domestic fowl or chicken, bantam, duck, goose or gander, guinea fowl, pheasant, turkey, peacock or peahen. The City’s Animals Local Law 1999 allows up to 12 poultry, including a maximum of two ducks, to be kept in a residential area. However, poultry must be kept in an enclosure that meets certain structural requirements and specifications, described in our Keeping of Poultry Fact Sheet.

A rooster, turkey, goose or gander, peacock or peahen cannot be kept in a residential area.

You may also wish to visit the Department of Agriculture and Food website for further information.

Gaming permit – Section 55 certificate

Gaming permit – Section 55 certificate

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is responsible for issuing gaming permits. As part of this process you may be asked to provide a Section 55 certificate from the local government. This certificate will demonstrate compliance with:

  • Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911
  • Town Planning Matters.

Applications requirements

Lodging an application

You can lodge an application online (preferred) by completing the form below:

Or by completing the application form and submitting it:

  • In person – Visit the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
  • By post – PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919

Gaming permit (s.55) application

Hairdressing premises: approval requirements

Hairdressing premises: approval requirements

To operate a hairdressing establishment within the City, the proprietor must ensure that the premises meets the provisions of the Hairdressing Establishment Regulations 1972. These regulations contain operational requirements for hairdressers and the premises they operate from.

An application to register a hairdressing establishment can be made with the City. Upon receipt of an application to register, an Environmental Health Officer will assess compliance with the requirements of the regulations. This will often include an inspection of the premises.

Application requirements

  • Application form
  • Detailed plans and specifications of the proposed premises, including: scaled site plan, floor plans, internal elevations, and schedule of materials and finishes
  • Application fee, in accordance with the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Lodging an application

You can lodge an application:

Online (preferred). Please refer to the City’s e-application service and select Environmental Health Applications.

Or by completing the application form and submitting it:

  • In person – visit the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup
  • By post – PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919

Development (planning) approval

Development (Planning) Approval may be required for a hairdressing premises. If the business is to operate from a home, please refer to Home Business approvals.

Building permit requirements

A Building Permit application may also be required. To confirm if a building permit is required, please place your request in writing to the City’s Building Services, outlining what is proposed.

Skin penetration premises: approval requirements

Skin penetration premises: approval requirements

Skin penetration is a procedure which incorporates the skin or mucous membrane being cut, punctured, torn or shaved. Skin penetration includes:

  • Tattoos
  • Piercing
  • Branding
  • Dermal anchors
  • 3-D art or body modifications
  • Beauty therapy procedures such as waxing, shaving, tweezing and electrolysis
  • Acupuncture.

The Health (Skin Penetration Procedure) Regulations 1998 adopts the Code of Practice for Skin Penetration Procedures. This Code of Practice is the City’s standard in relation to skin penetration practices and premises. Under the Regulations, the owner of an establishment must notify the City prior to construction, fit out or operation of a skin penetration premise and must also ensure the establishment and procedures comply with the Code.

Application requirements

  • Application form
  • Detailed plans and specifications of the proposed premises, including: scaled site plan, floor plans, internal elevations, and schedule of materials and finishes.
  • A list of all the procedures to be undertaken on the premises
  • Application fee, in accordance with the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Lodging an application

You can lodge an application:

Online (preferred) – Please refer to the City’s e-application service and select Environmental Health Applications; or

By completing the application form and submitting it:

  • In person – Visit the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
  • By post – PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

Development (Planning) Approval

Development (Planning) Approval may be required for a skin penetration premises. If the business is to operate from a home, please refer to Home Business approvals.

Building Permit Requirements

A Building Permit application may also be required. To confirm if a building permit is required, please place your request in writing to the City’s Building Services, outlining what is proposed.

Greywater reuse

Greywater reuse

Greywater is the term used to describe the wastewater generated from bathrooms, laundries and kitchens, but does not include toilet waste water. The opportunity exists for greywater to be reused to irrigate gardens. Considering the dry environment in many parts of Western Australia, it is important that water is used efficiently and conserved whenever possible. Most households won’t produce enough greywater to supply their entire garden needs, however reusing greywater should make a significant contribution to water conservation.

To encourage the reuse of greywater, the City is currently offering a rebate scheme which will refund the City’s approval fees under the Health (Treatment of Sewage and Disposal of Effluent and Liquid Waste) Regulations 1974, to install and operate a Greywater System.

Installing a greywater system

The Code of Practice for the Reuse of Greywater in Western Australia (available on the Health Department website) outlines acceptable greywater reuse practices to ensure the conservation of ground and surface supplies and the protection of health standards. The installation and operation of all greywater systems must comply with the code. The installation of a greywater system also requires local government approval. For greywater reuse systems where there are more than ten occupants in a building, approval from the Chief Health Officer is required.

Please note that the operation and maintenance of the greywater system is the responsibility of the householder.

For the steps involved in obtaining approval for a greywater reuse system, please refer to our Reusing Household Greywater Factsheet.

Applications requirements

Lodging an application

You can lodge an application to install a greywater reuse system:

By completing the application form and submitting it:

  • In person by visiting the City of Joondalup Administration Centre
  • By Post to the City at PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919

Septic tanks – waste water disposal, installation and decommissioning

Septic tanks – waste water disposal, installation and decommissioning

Septic tank systems provide a method of on-site wastewater disposal that can be used to allow development of land where deep sewerage is not available.

Most of the City’s suburbs are now connected to the deep sewerage system. Older sections of Mullaloo, Burns Beach, Sorrento as well as parts of Marmion and Duncraig, were developed before deep sewerage was available. Those suburbs and properties utilised septic tank systems for wastewater disposal. Most of these suburbs have since been provided with deep sewerage as part of the Water Corporation’s Sewerage Infill Program, however it is possible that old septic tanks may still be in the ground.

In the area of Kingsley between Lake Goollelal and Wanneroo Road and a very small pocket of properties located in Joondalup, deep sewerage is still not available and the properties in those areas use septic tanks or alternative on-site effluent disposal methods such as Aerobic Treatment Units for wastewater.

Buildings, foundations and most structures are not permitted within 1.2m of septic tanks or 1.8m from effluent soak wells and leach drains. Areas above septic tank systems should not be paved unless access to the system is still available without requiring the removal of paving. Septic tank systems can utilise a large area of a property that cannot be built on. This restriction can prevent owners of houses using septic tanks systems from installing pools, retaining walls, gazebo’s and granny flats on their property. Once deep sewerage is available to a property, owners may connect to the sewer and decommission their septic tanks and waste water system.

Installing a septic tank apparatus

The installation of a Septic Tank Apparatus must comply with the Health (Treatment of Sewage and Disposal of Effluent and Liquid Waste) Regulations 1974.

For the steps involved in obtaining approval for a septic tank system, please refer to the Septic tank information sheet or contact an Environmental Health Officer.

Decommissioning your septic system

Notification to the City should be provided, once a septic apparatus has been decommissioned, by completing and submitting a decommissioning form together with a copy of the liquid waste receipt as evidence of the pumping out of the system.

The form must indicate the number of septic tanks and soak wells or leach drains that were removed.

A septic system and waste water system must be decommissioned within 60 days of a change of ownership, following connection to sewer.

Lodging a decommissioning form

You can lodge a decommissioning form online (preferred): 

Or by completing the decommissioning form and submitting it:

  • In person by visiting the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
  • By Post to the City at PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

Immunisation

Immunisation

Please Note: City of Joondalup is not a provider for COVID-19 vaccinations. Please call 13 268 43 to make a booking with a designated provider.

Immunisation refers to the process where the body induces immunity to a disease as a result of a vaccine. The World Health Organisation considers immunisation to be the most effective medical intervention to prevent deaths and reduce disease in communities.

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of providing protection against childhood diseases. After immunisation, your child is far less likely to catch these diseases if there is an outbreak in the community. The benefit of protection against childhood diseases far outweighs the very small risks of immunisation. If enough people in the community are immunised, the infection can no longer be spread from person to person and the disease can die out altogether. This is how smallpox was eliminated from the world and why polio disappeared from many countries.

The City provides vaccinations in line with the WA Immunisation Schedule.

Free immunisation clinics are held on Tuesdays at the Joondalup Library, situated on Boas Avenue, Joondalup. The first two clinics in the month are held in the morning from 8.45am – 1.00pm and the third clinic is held in the afternoon from 12.30pm – 5.00pm. Please refer to the Clinic Schedule for exact dates. Bookings are essential. (Please note: times and days may vary due to demand).

 

 

 

Health and environmental services schedule of fees

Health and environmental services schedule of fees

The Health Fee Schedule for 2021/2022

SERVICEBASIS OF CHARGEGROSS FEE
FOOD BUSINESS FEES
Notification FeePer application$67.00
Registration FeePer application$184.00
Administration Fee
(School canteens exempt)
Per annum$76.00
Compliance Inspection Fee (School canteens exempt)Per inspection$126.00 (inc GST)
Inspection Fee for Temporary Food Stalls and Mobile Food VehiclesPer inspection$70.00 (inc GST)
Health Settlement Report FeePer report$85.00 (inc GST)
Late Payment FeePer invoice$43.00
OUTDOOR EATING PERMIT FEES
Initial Application FeePer application$354.00
Annual Outdoor Eating Permit FeePer annum$354.00 plus $36.00 per square metre of public land
Outdoor Eating Permit Transfer FeePer application$43.00
FOOD - OTHER
Consultation Charge-Out RatePer hour (and part there-of)$99.00 (inc GST)
Copy of Food Sampling ResultsPer sample$67.00
TRADERS PERMIT AND STREET MARKET PERMIT FEES
Traders Permit Application Fee - NFP and RenewalPer application$39.00
Initial Traders Permit Application Fee for New Assessment - CommercialPer application$158.10
Traders Permit Daily Permit FeePer day$84.00
Traders Permit Annual Fee Not coastal)Per annum$844.00
Coastal Traders Annual Permit Fee
to 31 December 2022
Per maximum number of trading hours in a weekNumber of hours x $50.00 per hour
Coastal Traders Annual Permit Fee
from 1 January 2023
Per maximum number of trading hours in a weekNumber of hours x $60.00 per hour
Coastal Traders Six-monthly Permit
to 31 December 2022
Per maximum number of trading hours in a weekNumber of hours x $50.00 per hour x 50%
Coastal Traders Six-monthly Permit
from 1 January 2023
Per maximum number of trading hours in a weekNumber of hours x $60.00 per hour x 50%
Traders Permit Transfer FeePer permit$55.00
Street Market Application Fee - Not For Profit Groups OnlyPer application$39.00
Street Market Permit Fee - Not For Profit Groups OnlyPer permit$0.00
Street Market Permit Application Fee with 0-2 Food Stalls - CommercialPer application$119.00
Street Market Permit Application Fee with 3-5 Food Stalls - CommercialPer application$260.00
Street Market Permit Application Fee with more than 5 Food Stalls - CommercialPer application$260.00 plus $39.00 for each additional food stall
Daily Street Market Permit Fee - CommercialPer day$84.00
Annual Street Market Permit Fee - CommercialPer annum$844.00
Street Entertainer PermitPer application$82.00
LIQUOR LICENCE
Section 39 CertificatePer application$158.10
GAMING PERMIT
Gaming Permit Section 55 Certificate - CommercialPer application$158.10
Gaming Permit Section 55 Certificate - Not For Profit GroupPer application$39.00
LODGING HOUSE
Lodging House Application FeePer application$326.00
Lodging House Annual Licence FeePer annum$298.00
Lodging House Transfer FeePer application$41.00
KEEPING OF ANIMALS AND BIRDS
Cattery LicencePer annum$154.00
Application to a Keep Miniature PigPer application$88.00
Application to Keep a Miniature HorsePer application$88.00
Annual Registration to Keep Miniature PigPer annum$88.00
Annual Registration to Keep Miniature HorsePer annum$88.00
Application to Keep PigeonsPer application$135.00
Annual Registration to Keep PigeonsPer annum$68.00
Application to Keep BeesPer application$136.00
Renewal Approval to Keep BeesPer renewal$68.00
Dog Kennel Registration Fee - Minimum Annual Fee)Per annum$687.00
Dog Kennel Registration Fee Per DogPer annum$17.00
TEMPORARY PUBLIC EVENTS
Single Event - Less than 600 Persons and No Inspection RequiredPer application$139.00
Event - Less than 5000 PersonsPer application$364.00
Event - More than 5000 PersonsPer application$740 .00
REG 18 NON-COMPLYING EVENT
Approval for Reg 18 Non-Complying EventPer application$1000.00
Approval for Non-Complying Event (Reg 18) Late Application FeePer applicationAdditional $250.00 (where application is received within 59-days of the event)
Reg 18 Noise Monitoring FeePer hour, per Officer (or part there-of)$99.00 (inc GST)
Noise Management Plan Reg 14A (Essential Services)Per application$500.00
Venue Approval Reg 19BPer application$99.00 per hour (inc GST) of assessment to a maximum of $15,000.00
Noise Monitoring ConsultancyPer hour (or part there-of)$99.00 (inc GST)
Event Notification Reg 19D Per application$500.00 (where the notification is within 59-days of the event)
SERVICE FEES
Bacteriological Water SamplingPer test$67.00 (inc GST)
Research Information (Not related to an application)Per hour (or part there-of)$99.00 (inc GST)
Consultation charge-out ratePer hour (or part there-of)$99.00 (inc GST)
DISPOSAL OF EFFLUENT AND LIQUID WASTE
Disposal of Effluent and Liquid Waste Application FeePer application$118.00
Disposal of Effluent and Liquid Waste Permit FeePer application$118.00
Disposal of Effluent and Liquid Waste Report FeePer application$118.00
SKIN PENETRATION PREMISES
Application to Establish a Skin Penetration PremisesPer application$158.10
HAIRDRESSING PREMISES
Application to Establish a Hairdressing PremisesPer application$158.10
AQUATIC FACILITY FEE
Aquatic Facilities Water Sampling FeePer monthly visit$35.00 (inc GST)

Keeping of pigeons

Keeping of pigeons

If you would like to keep pigeons on your property, you must apply to the City for a Certificate of Registration.

Unless approved prior to the City’s Animals Local Law 1999, pigeons may not be kept on a property of less than 600m2. For guidelines to keeping pigeons in the City, please refer to our Keeping of Pigeons fact sheet below.

There is a limit on the number of pigeons that may be kept:

  • A maximum of 20 pigeons (excluding young birds) if you are not a current financial member of a recognised incorporated racing pigeon body, or a registered pigeon fancier.
  • A maximum of 150 pigeons (excluding young birds) where evidence is provided that you are a current financial member of a recognised incorporated racing pigeon body, or evidence that you are a registered pigeon fancier.

If approval is granted, an annual permit fee will apply.

The City may impose and amend conditions on a Certificate of Registration as required, to minimise any nuisance associated with the keeping of pigeons.

Application requirements

  • Plans showing the location of the enclosure in relation to all dwellings, other buildings, structures and fences
  • Plans and specifications of the proposed loft
  • Proposed number of adult pigeons
  • Application fee, in accordance with the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Lodging an application

Lodge an application online

Or download the application form and submit it:

  • In person – by visiting the Customer Service Centre, 90 Boas Ave Joondalup
  • By post – PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

Development (Planning) Approval

Development (Planning) Approval may be required for pigeon cages, enclosures or lofts.

Building Permit Requirements

A Building Permit application may also be required. To confirm if a building permit is required, please place your request in writing to the City’s Building Services, outlining what is proposed.

Keeping of bees

Keeping of bees

The City’s Animals Local Law 1999 require any person wishing to keep bees, to first obtain written approval from the City. Bees can pose a significant risk to people who are allergic and the assessment of an application includes consultation with immediate neighbours.

In addition, owners of beehives are also required to register with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

View fees and charges.

Application requirements

  • A written or online application
  • Site plan indicating the location of the bee hives, sources of water and barriers that affect flight paths
  • Hive specifications
  • Application fee, in accordance with the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Lodging an application

Lodge an application online

Or provide a written application and submit it:

  • In person – by visiting the Joondalup Customer Service Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup
  • By post – PO Box 21, JOONDALUP  WA  6919

Miniature animal – apply to keep a miniature animal

Miniature animal – apply to keep a miniature animal

Residents wishing to keep a miniature pig or miniature horse in a residential area can apply by completing the form below. Further information is available in the article ‘Keeping Miniature Animals’.