Health premises regulations
The following businesses are required to be registered with Council under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
- Beauty Therapists
- Ear/Body Piercing
- Body Waxing
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.
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 (03) 5772 0333 for further information.
Registering a new health premise or purchasing an existing premise
On receipt of this application, an Environmental Health Officer will contact you to arrange a suitable time to inspect the premises to ensure it meets all relevant regulations. We will provide a written assessment of the inspection.
Trade cannot commence until registration is complete and a Registration Certificate is issued.
Registrations need to be renewed annually - a registration renewal will be sent out in November for the following calendar year. Registration commences on the day the business is approved and expires on 31 December each year.
Registration fees are set each year and are based on the risk classification of a business.
Application fees: $228 (one-off fee)
To register a new or existing health premise, complete the form below.
Current Fee Schedule
Transferring an existing premise
The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008
(the Act) – Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 Victoria regulates the standards and requirements of the provision of health services to the community.
Persons undertaking specific health services, within the Shire are required to complete and annually renew the registration of the premises.
Services requiring registration include hairdressing, beauty therapy, skin penetration, waxing, electrolysis, microdermabrasion and colonic irrigation.
On receipt of this application, an Environmental Health Officer will contact you to arrange a suitable time to inspect the premises to ensure it meets all relevant regulations. We will provide a written assessment of the inspection, along with an invoice for the registration fee. Fees form part of the registration and will need to be paid prior to commencement of trade.