Registration of a Public Health Business Premises - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to register your premises with the local council in which it is based if you intend to operate a business that involves any of the following:
  • hairdressing
  • beauty therapies
  • colonic irrigation
  • skin penetration
  • tattooing
  • any other activity deemed to be a public health risk.
Please note that commercial tanning units are banned in Victoria.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Exemptions

Businesses that are exempt from this registration include:

  • registered dentists
  • registered medical professionals
  • registered nurses or midwives
  • registered podiatrists
  • registered acupuncturists
  • an approved pathology collection centre
  • a service where human tissue, fluids or body products are analysed that is not primarily a pathology service
  • any mobile hairdresser or beauty therapist
    or
  • a public or private hospital service.

Please note that commercial tanning units are banned in Victoria.

Eligibility requirements

When you are for registration to your local council, you must include:

  • An application on the approved form
  • Information on the premises, as requested by the council
  • Any additional information requested by the council (such as conditions of registration) and
  • Pay the prescribed fee.
Your eligibility for this registration is based on the following requirements:

  • The clean, sanitary and hygienic condition of the premises;
  • The use of sterile equipment for skin penetration;
  • The disposal of equipment contaminated with blood;
  • The personal hygiene of each person who works in the business;
  • The easy accessibility of hand washing facilities; and
  • The provision of information to clients on the transmission of infectious diseases.

Please consult your local council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

There are prescribed ongoing requirements in relation to registered premises with respect to cleanliness, inspection of premises and generally safeguarding the health of persons likely to be using those premises.

Failure to comply with any of these requirements may result in the agency or council refusing to grant or renew the registration of the premises, and the registration may be suspended or revoked.

Please contact your council for further information and advice.

Duration

Registration generally remains in force until 31 December each year or for the period of twelve months from the date of registration, if so specified by the local council. Registration must be renewed at the end of each registration period if the business is to continue operating. Hairdresser and temporary make-up operators are eligible for a one-off registration with the local council (see Changes to Council Registration Requirements for Hairdressing and Make-up Businesses attached below). Temporary registration may be granted for a period of less than 12 months.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$200.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Renewal$155.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Transfer$77.50

Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Pre-Application for Plans Approval Public Health and Wellbeing Act - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Transfer Public Health and Wellbeing Act - DOC Opens a Word document in a new browser window
Transfer Application to Transfer Registration of Health Premises - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Apply

Application for Registration of Personal Care and Body Art Industry Premises under the Health Act - Please contact the responsible agency/council for application forms and registration details

Administering agency

Hume City Council

Act(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Hume City Council


Operating address:
1079 Pascoe Vale Road
Broadmeadows
Victoria 3047
Mailing address:
PO BOX 119
Dallas, Victoria 3047

Phone:

03 9205 2200

Fax:

03 9309 0109
contactus@hume.vic.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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