Personal care and body art businesses

All health premises in Darebin must meet health regulations, including hairdressers, beauty parlours, tattooists, body piercing and more.

All Personal Care and Body Art businesses in Darebin must register under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act in order to operate.

Health guidelines for personal care and body art industries

Read up on the Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Hair, Beauty, Tattooing and Skin Penetration Industries that assist business owners in the personal care and body art industries to comply with the Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 2001.

For more information, read the Victorian Department of Health's Health Guidelines for Personal Care and Body Art Industries.

Registering a Public Health and Wellbeing Act business

All health and beauty businesses must register their health premises with Council.

What we need to process your application

You will be required to submit the following information:

Once the above items have been completed you will be issued with an invoice(PDF, 167KB) for registration. The invoice fee(PDF, 167KB) includes an application fee and a pro-rata registration fee. When payment is received, you will be issued with a Certificate of Registration.

Other permits

It is your responsibility to understand what permits are required for your property and business. These include, but are not limited to:

We recommend you contact the Health Protection Unit before you apply to register your health business. They can give you advice and recommendations that will assist you in making a complete application with Council.

If you are selling an existing business

When you are looking to sell your health business and wish to request an inspection, you can submit a request for premises Inspection form with our Health Protection Unit.

To request this inspection, the current registered health business owner needs to complete a request for premises Inspection form. An invoice will then be sent and must be paid before an inspection will be completed.

The inspection report will outline any non-compliant items that are identified on the day of inspection. The inspection report will only be provided to the current registered proprietor. After providing the inspection report, it is the responsibility of the vendor and purchaser to negotiate the completion of non-compliant items.

Please be advised that Council will only issue the report in PDF format to the current registered proprietor for distribution to potential purchasers.

The inspection report will be provided within 10 business days of invoice payment.

Further information

Health Protection
Phone: 03 8470 8658