Public buildings

A public building is regarded as a place, building or part of a building where numbers of people assemble or gather for a range of activities or purposes. Churches; nightclubs; theatres; concert venues; and places or buildings used for sporting or recreational purposes could all be considered as a public building.

Environmental Health Officers are responsible for the approval and regular assessment of all public buildings in conjunction with relevant agencies. Public buildings are assessed on their type of use, maximum number of persons permitted at any one time, and public safety.

For further information please contact the Environmental Health Team on 08 9191 0999 or

Useful Links

Health Act 1911

Health (Public Buildings) Regulations 1992

Public Buildings and Mass Gatherings

Public Buildings Auditorium: Seating Requirements and Fire Indices

Public Buildings Emergency Evacuations- Regulation 26