Register a health or beauty business

What you need to know about registering and starting a health or beauty business.

Starting a health or beauty business?

All health and beauty premises in Moorabool must be registered with Council.

These include businesses such as

  • Hairdressing
  • Tattoo studios
  • Body and ear piercing
  • Hair removal by waxing or threading
  • Colonic irrigation
  • Facials/make up
  • Manicure and pedicure treatments
  • Dry Needling
  • Spray Tanning

You may need a building or planning permit before construction. Please call Council's Planning or Building departments on 5366 7100 before starting any works. And for information on the fit-out and structural requirements, we strongly recommend you call the Environmental Health Team on 5366 7100.

Register a new health or beauty business

Step 1.Provide floor plans approval for public health premises(PDF, 258KB)

  • Floor plans need to include services, fittings, finishes and details of procedures that will occur in each area

  • Once you have received an approval letter works can commence

  • Prior to opening, our Environmental Health Officer (EHO) will conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and associated regulations

Step 2.Submit your application to Register Public Health Business(PDF, 196KB)  once Council is satisfied with the premise

Register a new hairdressing or temporary make-up business

Step 1.Mobile hairdressers and beauty therapists are required to register the principal place of business (such as your home) with Council

Step 2.If the premises are located in another municipality, then you must register with the respective Council

Step 3.All mobile hairdressers and beauty therapists must be registered by Council to comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and associated regulations

Step 4.Mobile tattooing, piercing and other forms of skin penetration businesses are not permitted to operate under the Act

Purchasing an existing health business

Step 1.For purchase or transfer of an existing business, you must obtain consent from the existing proprietor

Step 2.Request a pre-sale inspection. Council's Environmental Health Officer will conduct an inspection to check the business is structurally sound and compliant

Step 4.Pay the required pre-sale inspection report fee

Step 5.Complete theApplication for Transfer for Public Health premises(PDF, 131KB)  

  • It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure the premises is compliant 

  • This form must be completed by both the current and the proposed proprietor and submitted with the applicable transfer fee

Infection prevention and control for personal care and body art businesses

The Department of Health and Human Services has released new guidelines for personal care businesses.

Download the guidelines(PDF, 1MB)
View a summary of the key changes to the guidelines(PDF, 304KB)
Visit the Vic Health page

Health and beauty business registration fees

 Health Business Fees Amount 
Beauty parlours and ear piercing $477.00

Tattooist and skin penetration premises (not including ear piercing)


Hairdressers $239.00
Transfer of Registration $239.00
Swimming Pool Registration  $212.00
Premises Pre-sale inspection and release of documents (to be completed within 5 days of request) $378.00 
Premises Pre-sale inspection and release of documents (to be completed within 14 days of request)  $212.00 
Plans Assessment  $298.00
Late Payment Fee 50% of registration Fee