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Register a health and beauty business

When do I need this registration?

Local business owners are required to register a health and beauty business such as hairdresser, beauty salon or tattooing business, including a home or mobile business), under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2019. Registration is valid from 1 January and expires 31 December each calendar year. This requires annual renewal in November for the following year, except for businesses offering solely hairdressing and/or temporary make up services which are eligible to apply for an “ongoing” registration.

If you plan to sell food or drinks to customers you should also refer to our food business page.

Before you begin

Review and satisfy the personal care and body art premises guidelines to help prepare your business to fit the standard required in this registration.
It will then take about 10 minutes to complete the form and you will need the following information:

  • Contact details for the proprietor and the business.
  • Business name and premises details.
  • Type(s) of service provided at the premises.
  • Image or diagrams of the floor plan that is drawn to a scale of not less than 1:100 and showing every part of the premises. Please also indicate specific work processes or use of each room and include the location and type of all fittings, fixtures, finishes, furniture, shelving and so on.
  • Visa or Mastercard details to pay the registration fee.

Applications are usually processed within 7 days after being received.

After you submit the application

  • An Environmental Health Officer will assess the application.
  • We may contact you for more information.
  • We'll notify you of the decision on whether or not a registration can be granted.
  • A final inspection is required prior to commencing trade.

What happens to my information?

We record your information on our customer database and make it available to relevant Council staff in line with our privacy policy for the purpose of supporting your business. This information is collected under the requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act for the enforcement and Public Health purposes. It may be provided to the Department of Human Services for the same purposes, and for statistical purposes related to the application of the Act. It will be treated in compliance with the Department of Human Services Information Privacy Principals and the Information Privacy Act.

New health and beauty business application form

Business contact details

Please enter your details and we will record your details as the primary contact for this application. 

Services provided

Hairdressing includes: mobile hairdressing.

Beauty therapy includes: waxing, threading, nail treatments, laser, make up, eyelash extensions, electrolysis, and colonic irrigation.

Skin penetration incudes: body tattoo, cosmetic tattoo, body piercing, ear piercing, dry needling.

Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf.



Beauty or skin penetration $107.50
Secondary combo/multi select $154.00
Application fee for single use hairdressing premises$215.00
Credit card surcharge - 0.62%
This payment form accepts Visa and Mastercard

Please note that your payment may not be updated until the following business day and that Visa or MasterCard payments will be subject to a 0.62% surcharge.