Registration of a Public Health Business Premises - Victoria

Description

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.

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 Eligibility 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

12 months from the date of registration. Temporary registration may be granted for a period of less than 12 months.

Expiry

31 December.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $315.00

New health premise registration. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection $150.00 Second and every subsequent follow up inspection / assessment / visit in a registration year.
Apply Inspection -

Inspection and report fees range between $140 and $408, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Renewal -

Fees range between $214 and $291 according to the class of your business, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer -

Fifty percent of the applicable annual renewal fee (up to $500). Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Registration of a Public Health Business Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply Request for Assessment of Plans for Premises Required to Register Under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply Request for an Inspection & Information - Public Health & Wellbeing Act - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply Application for Transfer of Registration - Public Health & Wellbeing Act - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Other resources

Task Resources
Apply Health Guidelines for Personal Care and Body Art Industries (Opens in new window)
Apply Fit Out of Personal Care and Body Art Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Comply Changes to Council Registration Requirements for Hairdressing and Make-up Businesses - PDF (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Hobsons Bay City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Public Health Unit

Hobsons Bay City Council

Operating address: 115 Civic Parade
Altona, Victoria 3018
Mailing address: PO BOX 21
Altona, Victoria 3018
Phone: 03 9932 1000
Fax: 03 9932 1039
Email: customerservice@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
Website: Hobsons Bay City Council (Opens in new window)