Health licences

Certain premises need to be registered under the Health (Registration of Premises) Regulations 1966.

Under the Health Regulations 1966, if your business or operation falls under one of the following categories, you need a licence from us:

  • campground
  • hairdressers or barbers
  • funeral home
  • commercial pool, spa or sauna
  • school pool
  • animal boarding house (such as dog kennel or cattery)
  • piggery
  • poultry farm
  • an offensive trade, as listed in Schedule 3, Health Act 1956

Apply for a new registration

Use the form below for: 

  • a new licence/registration
  • a change of occupier

Application for registration of premises (39KB PDF)

Send your completed form:

  • by email: – we'll send you details for paying fees.
  • by post – include a cheque for fees:
    Public Health
    PO Box 2199
    Wellington 6140
  • in person at our Service Centre – fees can be paid using cash, cheque, EFTPOS and credit card.


Service Charges (GST included)
Change of occupier $200
Camping grounds $250
Hairdressers $130
Mortuaries / funeral directors $155
Pools: commercial pools / spas $250
Saunas only $110
Schools pools (no entry fee) Nil
Animal boarding $250
Poultry farm / piggery $155
Offensive trades $310

Annual re-registration

You can pay your annual re-registration online using your credit card. You'll need your reference number which you'll find in the re-registration pack sent to you.  Select 'Food sellers' as payment type.

Pay online


Late payments

Late payments are calculated as charge + 10%. You can pay either online or at the Council's Service Centre.

More information

Public Health team

Phone 04 499 4444
Postal Address PO Box 2199, Wellington
Street Address 101 Wakefield Street, Wellington