Infection Prevention and Control for Personal Care and Body Art Industries

The Department of Health and Human Services have released the new Infection prevention and control guidelines for hair, beauty, tattooing and skin penetration industries guidelines. The guideline provides information about infection control and prevention for your business. 

You can access the guidelines by downloading Icon for application/pdf Infection Prevention and Control for Personal Care and Body Art Industries 2019 (1.02 MB)or visiting health.vic.

A summary of key changes to the guidelines can be accessed by downloading Icon for application/pdf Summary of Key Changes to Guidelines 2019 (304.02 KB)

From September to December, our Environmental Health Officers will be conducting annual inspections. In preparation, please ensure your staff are aware of the infection control requirements.  Hairdressers are exempt from being inspected yearly.  However, if your hairdressing business has changed to include other activities, please contact us

Registering your Hairdressing, Personal Care and Body Art Business

You will be required to register your business with us if you conduct any of the following activities in the Manningham area: 

  • hairdressing and make-up
  • beauty therapy (waxing, manicure or pedicure, microdermabrasion)
  • colonic irrigation 
  • skin penetration (ear-piercing, needling, micro-blading, feathering or electrolysis)
  • tattooing and cosmetic tattooing.

Please note that all commercial tanning units are banned in Victoria. 

Floor plan layout approval for new businesses

We highly recommend all new hairdressing and personal care, body art businesses to submit floor plan layouts for approval before opening. This is so your business can meet the requirements set out in the health standards and regulations. These guidelines can be accessed through visiting health.vic.

To submit your plans for approval download the Icon for application/pdf Beauty Business Pre-Approval Application Form (556.43 KB)

Listed below are floor plan approval fees. Invoices are generated after receiving your application and can be sent to you by email or post.

Floor plan layout approval fees

High risk activitiesSkin penetration (tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, colonic irrigation, micro-blading)$230
Medium risk activitiesBeauty Therapy (waxing, pedicures, manicures, eyelash extensions)$220
Low risk premisesHairdressing or temporary make-up only$210
Combination of high, medium, low risk activitiesCombination of all services at one business

$230

 

Transferring or buying a Personal Care and Body Art Business

If you are taking over or buying an existing business, we recommend you request for a Pre-Sale Inspection.

We will conduct an inspection to check that your business is structurally sound and compliant with the new guidelines.  To request for a Pre-sale Inspection, complete the Icon for application/pdf Health Beauty Business Pre-Sale Request Form (185.62 KB)

For more information concerning a new or transferring business please call our Environmental Health Unit on 9840 9333.