Personal care and body art premises must be registered under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 before they intend to operate within the Wyndham municipality.
The table below outlines which risk categories the following public health and wellbeing premises fall under:
|Low Risk||Medium Risk||High Risk|
|Hairdressing||Waxing & threading||Tattooing|
|Make Up||Epilation||Skin Penetration including body piercing|
|Spray Tan||Nail treatments||Colonic Irrigation|
|Facials||Ear piercing (gun only)||Laser and electrolysis|
These businesses must comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019. The Infection prevention and control guidelines for hair, beauty, tattooing and skin penetration industries outline the requirements of these businesses.
More information on hair, beauty, skin penetration, and tattooing industries can be found here.
Low risk health premises
All low risk health premises are eligible for a “One-off” registration. The one-off registration relates to health premises that only conduct low risk beauty procedures such as hairdressing, make up, spray tan, facials etc.
For more information go to requirements for your low risk beauty premises.
Medium and high risk beauty premises
The following applies:
- All medium and high risk beauty premises are required to pay a yearly renewal of registration fee
- Medium Risk Beauty Premises: An inspection will be conducted by an Environmental Health Officer every two years
- High Risk Beauty Premises: An inspection will be conducted by an Environmental Health Officer every year
Home Health Business
To operate a Home business, you are required to comply with the same standards as commercial businesses.
- Low Risk Premises: A hand wash basin must be installed within the procedure room. A hair basin can be used as a hand wash basin if the only activity being carried out on the premises is hairdressing.
- Medium Risk Premises: A hand wash basin must be installed in all procedure rooms.
- High Risk Premises: A hands free hand wash basin must be installed in all procedure rooms.
Registering a health premises
Step 1 - Do you need other Council permits? Call 1300 023 411 or visit the Civic Centre and speak to the following departments:
- Town Planning: ask to speak to the Duty Planner to establish whether you need to apply for a Planning permit for your proposed business.
- Building Department: ask to speak to a Building Officer to establish whether you need to apply for a Building permit. If you are making structural changes or changing the use of the building (e.g. converting your garage to a salon) you will most likely need a building permit.
- Environmental Health department: ask to speak to an Environmental Health Officer to discuss the fit-out requirements for a Health and Beauty premises. Guidelines can be found here
Step 2 - Step 2 - Submit your Business Approval application form: Complete the Business Approvals Application form online or download a copy and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Premises floor plans (refer to the section 5 of the application form for more information)
- List of procedures/services offered
- Pay the registration fee (refer to section 5 for a list of fees). Call our the EH admin team on 9742 0738 to pay by card over the phone. Please note: your application will not be assessed until full payment is received.
Step 3 - An Environmental Health Officer (EHO) will assess your application/plans: you will be provided a report assessing the compliance of your proposed premises based on the plans you submitted. You should not commence construction until you have received this report and your Building/Planning permit (if required).
Step 4 - An EHO will conduct an inspection: Once you have completed your fit-out, contact Environmental Health Services to arrange your initial inspection. If your premises is deemed compliant at the time of inspection, you will be issued a registration certificate within 14 days and will be able to commence operating.
- Building and Planning departments have been contacted and any relevant permits have been obtained.
- All required documentation have been received by the Public and Environmental Health Department.
- All required fees have been paid.
- The premises complies with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019, and the Infection prevention and control guidelines for hair, beauty, tattooing and skin penetration industries (2019).
Purchasing an existing health business
You must arrange an inspection by a Wyndham City Environmental Health Officer of the health premises before you purchase the business. The inspection will help determine what work needs to be done to bring the premises up to standard.
You will need to download, complete and submit the following forms and pay a fee prior to inspection:
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