Health businesses include hairdressing, beauty parlours, tattooing, ear-piercing and colonic irrigation. These businesses, and any others involving penetration of the skin, must be registered with Council under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
Please note permits may also be required from the Planning and Building Departments depending on the type of business and changes you may be making. Please ensure that all appropriate permits have been sought prior to making application.
It is recommended that prior to applying to be registered you ensure you are aware of your obligations and responsibilities. Please view the Personal Care and Body Art Guidelines. These guidelines are a great resource and help businesses comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 by providing information on infection control. The guidelines are designed around a risk management approach.
Accommodation, beauty salons, hairdressers and body piercing establishments are regularly inspected to ensure that correct hygiene and safe practices are being carried out by the proprietors. This ensures that all facilities are maintained to a satisfactory standard and kept in a clean condition.
Health premises potentially pose a risk to the community due to the transmission of disease, primarily due to the nature and activity undertaken at these premises. Health premises are required to comply with the specific codes of practice and legislation.
Prescribed Accommodation premises must be registered under the Public Health and Wellbeing
Act 2008 and comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.
Prescribed accommodation premises include:-
- Bed and Breakfast
- Rooming Houses
- Holiday Camps
- Student Dormitory
Exempted premises are listed in the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.
If six of more people (other than the owners) are able to stay at a prescribed accommodation with shared facilities (toilet / bathroom), then the premises is required to be registered with Council under the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.
Annual inspections are carried out by Council’s Environmental Health Officers to assess :-
- Structural Maintenance
- Condition of Rooms and Overcrowding
- Water Supply
- Sewerage and Waste Water
- Sanitary Facilities
- Waste Disposal
- Pest Control