Permits, licences, registrations & approvals

Council is committed to helping you build and operate a better, fully compliant business.

To reduce the compliance burden and cost of compliance for business, South East Queensland Councils have standardised information and requirements relating to the following permits, licences, approvals and registrations:

Air pollution (link opens in new window)
Emissions into the air can cause a nuisance to neighbours and interfere with their normal daily activities.

Caravan parks & camping (link opens in new window)  (licensing)
To ensure they are maintained in a clean and hygienic condition and that they provide appropriate facilities.

Commercial swimming pools (link opens in new window)  (licensing)
To ensure they are maintained and operated in a manner that reduces risk to public health and safety.

Entertainment events (link opens in new window) 
Ensure these activities are carried out in a safe manner for patrons, whilst preventing nuisances to the surrounding environment.

Environmentally relevant activities (ERAs) (link opens in new window) 
An activity that is required to be approved by either Council or State Government due to its potential to damage or pollute the environment (air, land, water and noise).

Film production (link opens in new window)  
To ensure these activities are carried out in a safe manner with minimal disruption to local residents and businesses.

Flammable & combustible liquids (link opens in new window) 
To protect the safety of persons and to prevent harm to property and the environment from hazardous materials.

Food business 
The correct construction, maintenance and operation of a food premises ensures the general community is protected from food that is not safe to eat. To ensure food for sale is safe and suitable for human consumption.

Footpath dining (link opens in new window)
To ensure these activities are carried out in a safe manner for diners and pedestrians.

Home-based activities (link opens in new window) 
The level of impact of your home based business on the surrounding neighbourhood will determine how your activity is assessed.

Noise pollution (link opens in new window)
Noise is unwanted sound. Everyone reacts differently to noise. Noise can disturb neighbours, disrupt their sleep and interfere with their normal daily activities.

Personal appearance services (link opens in new window) 
Includes hair dressing, beauty therapy, or skin penetration procedures (e.g. tattooing, body piercing or any other process by which the skin is penetrated and in which blood or other body fluid is an expected result) as provided as part of a business transaction.

Public health risk (link opens in new window)
Public health risks impact on people’s health. Examples of public health risks include mosquitos, rats and mice, asbestos and water.

Rental accommodation (link opens in new window) 
Council is required to monitor the standard of operations in accommodation premises to ensure the health and safety of occupants.

Roadside vending (link opens in new window) 
Covers the commercial supply of goods or services on a road to ensure these activities are carried out in a safe manner for road users and pedestrians.

Waste management (link opens in new window)
The storage of waste can cause a nuisance to neighbours and interfere with their normal daily activities.If severe enough, it can even impact on people’s health and the environment.

Waste transporters (link opens in new window) 
Waste transport includes removal, collection and transporting of waste to address environmental and health impacts of waste management activities through:

  • Prevention of illegal dumping
  • Prevention of land contamination
  • Secure containment of wastes in storage and transit
  • Appropriate storage, handling and disposal of wastes
  • Data collection with regard to quantities of waste

Water carriers (link opens in new window) 
Water carriers fit into two distinct categories:

  • Those that carry potable (drinking) water, and
  • Those that carry non-potable (not for drinking) water

Water pollution (link opens in new window)
Preventing or reducing water pollution protects our water quality and is essential to maintaining the health of our environment and our own quality of life.

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