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

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Choose the council where your business is located and make an application in the approved form; and
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

You may be eligible for dual registration if your business covers two or more registrations on the one premise. Hairdressers and Beauty Parlours are like premises and are therefore not classed as a dual premise.

Planning approval to conduct the business may also be necessary in some circumstances.

Please consult the responsible agency 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.

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$98.40

Establishment of a Hairdresser, Beauty Parlour or Chiropodist. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$98.40

Skin Penetration. Fees for 2016-17.

TransferTransfer

50% of applicable registration fee. Fees for 2016-17.

Administering agency

Glenelg Shire Council

Act(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

Environmental Health Officer
Glenelg Shire Council


Operating address:
71 Cliff Street
Portland
Victoria 3305
Mailing address:
PO BOX 152
Portland, Victoria 3305

Toll Free:

1300 453 635

Phone:

03 5522 2229

Fax:

03 5522 2290
enquiry@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Website:

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