All hairdressers, beauty therapists, skin penetration operators, tattooists and accommodation premises are required to be registered by Council in accordance with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and associated Regulations.
Regular inspections are undertaken by Council’s Environmental Health staff to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and standards and to provide advice in relation to avoiding the transmission of infectious disease and hygienic practices.
Health businesses include hairdressing, beauty parlors, tattooing, ear-piercing and colonic irrigation. These businesses, and any others involving penetration of the skin, must be registered with Council. If you are opening, buying or selling a health premises you will require some of the following permits.
- Application to register a health premises
- Application to register a low risk health premises (hairdressing, make up)
- Application to transfer a health premises
- Environmental health department fees and charges
- Names and Address register form (health unit)
- Request for information and documents (health unit)
Depending on the type of business and the changes you may be making you may also need to contact Councils Building and Planning Departments to obtain other relevant permits.
For registration and structural requirements for health premises, please see Council's Health Premises Information Pack.
Swimming pools and spas
In addition to registering and inspecting health premises the Environmental Health Unit tests and monitors all public swimming pools and spas within the municipality for compliance with the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulation 2009.