Registration of a Public Health Business Premises - Victoria

Description

You will require this registration of premises if you intend to conduct a business of one of the following categories:

  • Hairdressing;
  • Beauty therapies including manicures, electrolysis and waxing;
  • Skin penetration (e.g. ear piercing and acupuncture);
  • Tattooing; or
  • A class of business activity that poses a risk to public health (e.g. alternative and physical therapies, solariums).

There are a number of exempt businesses from this registration, including an acupuncturist registered with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria (documentary evidence to be provided to Local Council), medical practitioner, dentist, registered nurse, podiatrist, pathologist, and pathology service.

New requirements apply from 1/1/2010 under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.

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

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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $244.00

New premise application fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $205.00

Hairdresser / beauty parlours. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $205.00

Skin penetration. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $280.00

Dual premises. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection All $122.00

Additional or out of sequence premise inspection fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer All -

Fifty percent of applicable current applicable application fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Apply to Have Your Public Health Plans Assessed (Opens in new window)
Apply All Registration of Health Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Bayside City Council

Contact details

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

Bayside City Council

Operating address: 76 Royal Avenue
Sandringham
Victoria 3191
Mailing address: PO BOX 27
Sandringham, Victoria 3191
Phone: 03 9599 4444
Fax: 03 9598 4474
Contact us website: Contact Us (Opens in new window)
Website: Bayside City Council (Opens in new window)