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.

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 Amount Description
Apply Application $232.00

Fees for 2016-17

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Submitting Plans for Health or Prescribed Accommodation Premises - Please contact the responsible agency/council for application forms and registration details
Apply Application for Registration of Health Premises - Please contact the responsible agency/council for application forms and registration details.
Apply Registration of Skin Penetration Premises - Please contact the responsible agency/council for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Bass Coast Shire Council

Contact details

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

Bass Coast Shire Council

Operating address: 76 McBride Avenue
Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995
Mailing address: PO BOX 118
Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995
Toll Free: 1300 226 278
Phone: 03 5671 2211
Fax: 03 5671 2222
Email: basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au
Website: Bass Coast Shire Council (Opens in new window)