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Business Responsibilities

We want to work with you to ensure Devonport’s environment is protected and that our people are safe and healthy. This page should help you navigate all the rules and regulations that protect our way of life.


You are responsible for preventing and cleaning up any spills and properly storing and disposing of waste.

Rubbish and recycling

Find out what business can do with rubbish or recycling.


Is your building accessible to people with a disability? Find out what the rules are.

Food Safety

If you’re thinking about starting a food business or, have one already, these are the requirements you need to meet.

Beauty businesses and skin penetration

If you run a barber shop, beauty salon, acupuncture business or tattoo parlour, you need to stick to strict regulations.

Cooling Towers

Businesses must register regulated systems such as water cooling or warm water systems with Council and make sure they are properly maintained.

Improve your energy efficiency

Tips on how to save money and the environment by increasing your energy efficiency can be found at the Tasmania Climate Change Office. Information about Federal government rebates can be found on the Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources website.