Registration of a Public Health Business Premises - Victoria


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


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Choose the council where your business is located and make an application in the approved form; and
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

You may be eligible for dual registration if your business covers two or more registrations on the one premise. Hairdressers and Beauty Parlours are like premises and are therefore not classed as a dual premise.

Planning approval to conduct the business may also be necessary in some circumstances.

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.


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 twelve months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $151.00

Registration. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Miscellaneous All $57.00

Plan approval. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer All $76.00

Transfer. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer All $76.00

Transfer inspection report. Fees for 2017-18.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Public Health and Wellbeing Act Approval - DOC (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application for Transfer of Registration Inspection - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Application for Registration of Public Health & Wellbeing Act Premises - DOC (Opens in new window)
Transfer All Request for an Inspection and Consent for Disclosure of Information Form - DOC (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 VIC

Administering agency

City of Port Phillip

Contact details

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

Health Services Officer

City of Port Phillip

Operating address: 99a Carlisle Street
St Kilda, Victoria 3182
Mailing address: Private Bag 3
St Kilda
Victoria 3182
Phone: 03 9209 6292
Fax: 03 9536 2720
Website: City of Port Phillip (Opens in new window)