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Health and Beauty Business

If you want to open a new health or beauty business, you must register with council and comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act.

Examples of businesses that require registration:

  • hairdressers
  • beauty therapy (waxing, threading, manicures, pedicures, laser, IPL, spray tanning, eyelash extensions)
  • tattooing and piercing
  • colonic irrigationany
  • business involving penetration of the skin


The Department of Health and Human Services have developed the Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for hair, beauty, tattooing and skin penetration industries. The guidelines area a great resource and assist businesses to comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.

Health premises are regularly inspected by Council’s Environmental Health Officers to ensure that the premises is clean and sanitary and that appropriate hygiene practices are in place.

Premises conducting hairdressing and low risk beauty therapy use a simplified ‘on-going’ registration process. Further information can be found here.

Environmental fee schedule.

Application form