Personal care businesses

Personal Care and Body Art businesses provide services such as hairdressing, beauty treatmeants, tattooing, ear-piercing and colonic irrigation.

These businesses, and any others involving penetration of the skin, excepting acupuncture clinics, must be registered with Council under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and comply with certain regulations to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Businesses must renew their registration, including paying fees, annually. Registrations expire on 31 December each year. Council sends renewal applications in November so that businesses can renew their registration. Penalties apply for businesses that operate from premises that are not registered.

Note that from 1 March 2016 premises that provide hairdressing only or the application of temporary make up will be eligible to apply for a “once-off” or “ongoing” registration that will not require annual renewal. Further information on this process will be provided early in 2016. These changes will not change the need for these businesses to renew their registration for 2016.

If you are setting up a new business or taking over or selling an existing business, you need to ensure the business is registered with Council.

Here is more information on:

Further information
Compliance Administration Team
9205 5166


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