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.

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 Inspection $75.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection $180.00

Inspection request fee prior to transfer - five business days. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection $135.00

Inspection request fee prior to transfer - ten business days. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Renewal $135.00

Skin penetration establishments. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer -

Applicable annual fee plus fifty percent of scheduled fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Renew Renewal $185.00

Hairdressers and beauty salons. Fees for 2017-18.

Administering agency

Warrnambool City Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Unit

Warrnambool City Council

Operating address: 25 Liebig Street
Warrnambool
Victoria 3280
Mailing address: PO BOX 198
Warrnambool, Victoria 3280
Toll Free: 1300 003 280
Phone: 03 5559 4800
Fax: 03 5559 4900
Email: wbool_city@warrnambool.vic.gov.au
Website: Warrnambool City Council (Opens in new window)