Health premises include hairdressers, beauty therapy providers and tattooists. Learn about how to meet Council's requirements as a health premises business.
Under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, Registered Premises are considered to be the following:
The businesses listed above, and any others involving penetration of the skin, must be registered with Council.
Premises that conduct hairdressing only (no waxing or other beauty therapy activities) can apply for a once-off ongoing registration. All other registered premises are required to register annually from 1 January to 31 December. As part of the registration requirements, an Environmental Health Officer will assess your premises on an annual basis to ensure compliance with the relevant standards.
Before opening for business you are required to complete the registration process. To do so, you will need to lodge the following with Council:
- Registered Premises Registration Form
- Applicable registration fee
- Detailed floor plan of the premises drawn to scale of not less than 1:100 and showing the proposed use of each area/room.
If you are purchasing an existing health premises, you must apply to transfer the Public Health and Wellbeing Act Registration before settlement. This is the responsibility of both parties.
Purchasing an existing health premises
If you are purchasing an existing Health Premises, then a transfer of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act Registration needs to occur. This can be done by submitting the above transfer form to Council’s Environmental Health Department and paying the nominated fee. If you have not yet purchased the business, it is strongly recommended that you request an inspection of the premises prior to settlement. This will identify any outstanding orders that may exist on the premises, which will ultimately become your responsibility after settlement. The Request for a Pre-Transfer Inspection form can be used for this purpose.
Other Council Department Requirements
For further information regarding Public Health and Wellbeing Act registration, contact Councils Environmental Health Unit on (03) 5220 7111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.