Registration with Council is required for any business performing hairdressing, beauty therapy (waxing, manicure or pedicure), colonic irrigation or skin penetration (tattooing, ear piercing or electrolysis) in accordance with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.

If you provide accommodation such as a hotel, student accommodation or a rooming house you are required to register as a Prescribed Accommodation premises under the Act.

Please refer to the following links for information on plan approvals and compliance with current health standards.

Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Skin Penetration

Prescribed Accommodation

Plan approval fees must be paid on submission of your plans for assessment.

Plan Approval Fees
High Risk Premisese.g. Skin Penetration / Colonic Irrigation$205
Moderate Risk PremisesBeauty Therapy$195
Low Risk PremisesHairdressing$185
Prescribed Accommodation< 20 Beds$175
< 40 Beds$185
>40 Beds$195

Transferring a Health Premises to a new Proprietor

Before Health Premises Registration can be transferred into a new proprietorship you must initially obtain consent from the current proprietor to enable the disclosure of information relevant to the health premises.

Council is required to inspect the premises prior to any Transfer of Registration to ensure the business is structurally sound and compliant with the Health Guidelines for Personal Care and Body Art Industries.

  1. Download and complete the Icon for application/pdf Transfer Inspection Consent Form - Health Premises (87.79 KB)
  2. Obtain consent from the current proprietor to enable the disclosure of information relevant to the business.
  3. Request a 'Transfer Inspection' to be carried out to identify any structural works required and compliance with the Industry’s health guidelines.
  4. Pay the required 'Transfer Inspection Report' fee outlined in the table below.
  5. Sign and return the Transfer of Registration form with relevant fee (this will be provided to you by Council).

Return the completed consent form and relevant fee to Health and Local Laws, Manningham Council, PO Box 1, Doncaster 3108. An inspection report will normally be completed within five working days once an application has been received.

Should you require an inspection report within three days an additional 50 per cent fee will apply.

Transferring a Prescribed Accommodation Premises to a new Proprietor

Before a Prescribed Accommodation Premises can be transferred into a new proprietorship you must initially obtain consent from the current proprietor to enable the disclosure of information relevant to the premises.

  1. Download and complete the Icon for application/pdf Transfer Inspection Consent Form - Prescribed Accomodation (85.22 KB)
  2. Obtain consent from the current proprietor to enable the disclosure of information relevant to the business.
  3. Request a 'Transfer Inspection' to be carried out to identify any structural works required and to ensure compliance with the Prescribed Accommodation regulations.
  4. Pay the required 'Transfer Inspection Report' fee outlined in the table below.
  5. Sign and return the Transfer of Registration application form with relevant fee (this will be provided to you by Council).

Return the completed consent form and relevant fee to Health and Local Laws, Manningham Council, PO Box 1, Doncaster 3108. An inspection report will normally be completed within five working days once an application has been received.

Should you require an inspection report within three days an additional 50 per cent fee will apply.

An Environmental Health Officer can assist you with your enquiries concerning a specific business. For more information call the Health and Local Laws Team on 9840 9333.