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

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 $132.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Registration Personal Care Premises - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Request for Inspection of Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Application for Transfer of Registration Personal Care Premises - Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Benalla Rural City Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer

Benalla Rural City Council

Operating address: 1 Bridge Street East
Benalla, Victoria 3672
Mailing address: PO BOX 227
Benalla, Victoria 3672
Phone: 03 5760 2683
Fax: 03 5762 5537
Email: council@benalla.vic.gov.au
Website: Benalla Rural City Council (Opens in new window)