Health Businesses

Health businesses (which include hairdressers, beauty rooms and salons, tattooing and piercing, colonic irrigation, and any others involving penetration of the skin) must be registered with Council and comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act and Regulations.

Personal Care and body art industries must comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019. To assist in compliance, health guidelines for personal care and body art industries (see below) have been developed. The Guidelines provide information on cleaning and sanitisation practices required for the personal care industry. These guidelines should be used as a guide to best practice and as a reference tool for people associated with the industry.

Beauty Therapists, Hairdressers, Colonic Irrigation and Body Art establishments within Yarriambiack Shire are all required to be registered with the Council.

Physical therapy establishments are not required to be registered with Council. Radiation equipment (solariums) are required to be registered with Department of Health & Human Services.

Opening or Purchasing a Health Premises

Discuss your plans with us: If you are thinking of starting a new hairdressing or beauty therapy business, we strongly recommend that you organise a meeting to discuss your plans. At this meeting, we can give you information about:

  • Design and fit out requirements
  • Registrations and inspections
  • Applicable standards.

To organise an inspection, call 5398 0100 or

Book an onsite Inspection: Before you purchase or lease a food premises, we recommend that you organise an onsite inspection by one of our environmental health officers.

A Council officer will visit your proposed premises to recommend any improvements or modifications needed to meet the relevant standards and codes.

To organise an inspection, call 5398 0100 or

Applying to start your hairdressing or beauty therapy business

To register your business with the Yarriambiack Shire Council you must submit the following information to Council:

  1. Complete the appropriate Health Premises Registration Form available below.
  2. Payment of relevant Registration fee.  Please contact Council for the relevant fee for your business.
  3. Submit a final floor plan detailing the all customer, cleaning, storage and toilet areas on the premises.
  4. Await contact from Council to schedule a pre-registration inspection.