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 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 $166 and $400 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 Examination All $288.80

Assessment of plans. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection All $288.80

Request for inspection (five working days). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer All -

Fifty percent of the total of the previous paid registration. Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for the Approval of Plans of Proposed Premises (Opens in new window)
Apply All Registration of a Public Health Business Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details
Apply All Application for Transfer of Registration of Health Act Premises (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

City of Greater Dandenong

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer

City of Greater Dandenong

Operating address: 225 Lonsdale Street
Dandenong, Victoria 3175
Mailing address: PO BOX 200
Dandenong, Victoria 3175
Phone: 03 8571 1000
Fax: 03 8571 5196
Email: council@cgd.vic.gov.au
Website: City of Greater Dandenong (Opens in new window)