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. Refer to the Health Guidelines for Personal Care and Body Art Industries for further information, or contact your local council.

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 $86.00

You will also be required to pay a pro-rata fee. Fees for 2016-17.

Renew Renewal All $172.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Transfer Transfer All $86.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Registration of a Personal Care / Body Art Premises (Opens in new window)
Apply All Submitting Plans for Health or Prescribed Accommodation Premises - Please contact the responsible agency/council for application forms and registration details.
Transfer All Transfer of Registration Application for a Personal Care / Body Art or Prescribed Accommodation Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Design and Fit-Out of Premises Providing Personal Care and Body Art Services - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Health Guidelines for Personal Care and Body Art Industries (Opens in new window)
Comply All Changes to Council Registration Requirements for Hairdressing and Make-up Businesses - PDF (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

City of Yarra

Contact details

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

Compliance Unit

City of Yarra

Operating address: 333 Bridge Road
Richmond, Victoria 3121
Mailing address: PO BOX 168
Richmond, Victoria 3121
Phone: 03 9205 5555
Fax: 03 8417 6666
Email: info@yarracity.vic.gov.au
Website: City of Yarra (Opens in new window)