In Victoria, under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, you must register the premises where you conduct a business involving hairdressing, beauty therapy, the application of cosmetics, skin penetration, tattooing and colonic irrigation and meet the requirements set out in the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019.
To assist businesses, the Department of Health has developed Infection prevention and control guidelines for hair, beauty, tattooing and skin penetration industries that outline best practice and procedure specific guidance.
I'm starting a new business
Before you start a new health and wellbeing business, you should discuss your proposal with one of our environmental health officers. You must apply and be granted registration by Council before you can begin trading.
Call 9524 3333 to speak to an environmental health officer.
For more information on registering a new health and wellbeing business, download our Guidelines for new and transferring health and wellbeing businesses (PDF, 2.9MB).
I'm buying an existing business
Before you buy an existing health and wellbeing business, you should check if the business has current registration with us. The Public Health and Wellbeing Act registration for the premises must be transferred from the name of the current proprietor to your name before you take over its operation.
For more information, download our Guidelines for new and transferring health and wellbeing businesses (PDF, 2.9MB).
I'm an acupuncturist
Acupuncturists are required to be registered under the national registration and accreditation scheme with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and meet the Board’s Registration Standards to practice in Australia. For more information, visit the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia registration website.