Health and safety

Central Coast Council regulates businesses such as food premises, hairdressers, beauty salons, skin penetration premises, swimming pools, cooling towers, warm water systems and mortuaries. Council maintains a register of premises and conducts an inspection program for all to adhere by.


The information on this page may not be correct during this unprecedented health event. Essential services are still being provided to the community, however many Council services and programs have been placed on hold while facilities and some open spaces are closed.
Our COVID-19 information area details all impacts to Council services, facilities and programs as well as the local response to coronavirus.


If you have a complaint about a food business or a public health premise, including beauty salons, public swimming pools or funeral homes, call Customer Contact on 1300 463 954.

Food related complaints can be referred to Council or the NSW Food Authority. Food borne illness can be reported directly to the NSW Food Authority Contact Centre on 1300 552 406.

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Food safety

Council is tasked with inspecting and licensing food premises to ensure that cooked food is safe for consumption. We support your success by offering essential information on your legal obligations as a food business.

Funeral homes

This page contains the legislative framework under which funeral homes are able to operate in New South Wales.

Hair, beauty and skin

Hygiene is important to control infections in premises that involve or may involve penetrating the skin. Find out how Council regulates the industry on the Central Coast.

Liquid trade waste

Businesses proposing to discharge liquid trade waste into a Council sewer must obtain prior approval. Find information on fees and charges, exceptions and the application process.

Public pools and spas

Public pool and spas are regulated by Council to ensure the health and wellbeing of the community.  All public pools and spas must be regularly tested by Council to ensure compliance with the Public Health Act 2010 ...

Water cooling systems

Water cooling systems that are not properly maintained have the potential to spread legionella. Council regulates and inspects water cooling and warm water systems. Find out how.
Last updated : Tue 31 Mar 2020