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Transfer a health and beauty business

When do I need this registration?

Local business owners are required to register health and beauty business such as hairdresser, beauty salon or tattooing business (including a home-based or mobile premises), under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act. This application is for business owners who are buying an existing health or beauty business.

Hairdressing businesses cannot be transferred because they require the proprietor to apply for a one-off, ongoing registration - complete the opening a new health and beauty registration.

Registration is valid from 1 January and expires 31 December each calendar year. This requires an annual renewal of registration in November for the following year. We will send your renewal of registration notice in November for completion.

Before you begin

Both the existing and new proprietors must sign to confirm the transfer. The new proprietor seeks this approval before completing this form, and attaches a copy of the handover to this form. The existing proprietor should complete the online consent form and the new proprietor will receive an email notification that they can attach to this application to acknowledge this consent.

It takes about 10 minutes to complete the form and you will need the following information:

  • Contact details for the business.
  • Business name, registration details and class of accommodation.
  • Type(s) of service provided at the premises.
  • Image or diagram of the floor plan that is drawn to a scale of not less than 1:100 and showing every part of the premises including yards and outbuildings. 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.
  • Electronic copy of online consent form email notification or other equivalent scanned document of consent from the existing proprietor.
  • Visa or mastercard details to pay the transfer fee.

Applications are usually processed within 7 days after being received.

After you submit the application

  • Pay the application fee by Visa or Mastercard.
  • 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 permit 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.

Business owner's details
Business premises address
Business postal address (if different to premises address)
Are you the business owner?

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

Applicant details
Service provided
Primary service at the premises

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.

Are there multiple services provided at the premises?
Including hairdressing, beauty therapy and skin penetration.
Secondary service at the premises
Please tick all services and procedures you provide from your premises

Allowed file upload: one file only
File must be less than 10 MB
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf
Total upload limit per form is 30 MB

Existing proprietor
Both the existing and new proprietors need to authorise the transfer. Please upload a copy of the existing proprietor's intent to transfer the registration. It may be a copy of the email when the existing proprietor completes the online consent form, or a scanned or photographed document of their consent.
I declare that that all the information in this application is true and correct and the owner (if not myself) has been advised of this application.
Single use premises
dual use premises
Products / Services
Credit Card Information This payment form accepts Visa and Mastercard

Please note that your payment may not be updated on your account until the following business day and that Visa, MasterCard (0.68%) or American Express (0.62%) card payments will be subject to a surcharge.

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