Health premises regulations

The following businesses are required to be registered with Council under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.

  • Hairdressers
  • Beauty Therapists
  • Tattooists
  • Ear/Body Piercing
  • Body Waxing
  • Electrolysis

The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 requires the following conditions to be met by all proprietors:

  • The premise must be kept clean.
  • Any article used for penetrating the skin must be sterile at the time of use.
  • Any article that has penetrated the skin or is contaminated with blood or body fluids/substances must be either disposed of immediately after use or cleaned and sterilised before being used on another person.
  • Any other used article must be cleaned before being used on another person.
  • Operators must keep themselves and their clothing clean, and have no exposed cuts, abrasions or wounds.
  • Proprietors must provide written health information to each client about the health risks associated with skin penetration procedures.

Whether you are purchasing an existing, or establishing a new health premises, there are a number of steps to take.

Premises inspection:

Arrange a premises inspection by completing an application form below and submitting it to council. It is the responsibility of the business owner to arrange an inspection of a premises to determine whether any works are required.

Approval of plans:

Council offers pre-registration review of premises plans. Contact the Environmental Health Unit on 5772 0333 for further information.

Transfer of premises:

If purchasing an existing premises, you must transfer the business into your own name by completing an application form below and submitting it to Council.

Registering a health premises:

To register a health premises you must submit an application form: