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 may be applicable from 1/1/2010 under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (unless proclaimed earlier).

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 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.

Registration may be transferred to another person or premises. Planning approval to conduct the business may also be necessary in some circumstances.

State government regulations relating to requirements for this approval can be found at http://www.health.vic.gov.au/ideas/regulations/hlth_guidelines.

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 -

Fees range between $0 and $365 according to the health risk 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 Application All $330.00

Hairdresser one-off fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection All $210.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Renewal All -

Fees range between $0 and $251.50 according to the health risk 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 All $225.00

Excluding one-off hairdressers. Fees for 2017-18.

Administering agency

City of Casey

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Unit

City of Casey

Operating address: Civic Centre, Magid Drive
Narre Warren
Victoria 3805
Mailing address: PO BOX 1000
Narre Warren, Victoria 3805
Phone: 03 9705 5200
Fax: 03 9704 9544
Email: caseycc@casey.vic.gov.au