Health Guidelines for Personal Care and Body Art Industries - Victoria

Service summary

These guidelines assists workers involved in the personal care and body art industry to comply with legislation, by providing information on:

  • how infection can be potentially associated with the procedures employed in the industry
  • precautions to be taken to protect clients and employees.

The guidelines also provide information on general matters that may be useful to the industry in performing its practices, and on infection control in general. The personal care and body art industry covers activities under five general headings:

  • beauty therapy procedures, including waxing, facials and nail treatments
  • physical therapies, including massage and spas
  • hairdressing
  • body art, including tattooing and body piercing
  • colonic irrigation.

These guidelines are not intended to replace industry-specific guidelines for personal care and body art body premises. Proprietors and operators should also consult with their professional organisations and other organisations relevant to aspects of their business.

These guidelines should be used as a guide to best practice and as a reference tool for people associated with the industry, including environmental health officers.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services
Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit

Act(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing
Department of Health and Human Services
Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit


Mailing address:
PO BOX 4057
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1300 651 160

Fax:

03 9096 9174
infectious.diseases@health.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

Disclaimer

The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance only.

To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.