Public Health and Business

Premises requiring registration under Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Business)

On 1 January 2010 the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 was introduced and replaced the Health Act 1958.

Premises that must be registered under the State Government’s Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 are:

  • Hairdressers
  • Beauty treatments
  • Tattooists
  • Body piercers
  • Colonic irrigationists
  • Prescribed accommodation including;

- Hotels/motels
- Boarding/rooming houses
- Student accommodation
- Caravan parks

In order to have your premises registered, you will have to complete the following:

  1. Submitting Floor Plans

    Two (2) copies of the premises' floor plans must be submitted and approved before commencing works to the premises. The plan must show all relevant details, these include dimensions and details of fixtures and fittings. Once you have received a letter of approval, works may commence. However, it is advised that progress inspections be conducted whilst works are carried out.
  2. Final Inspection and Registration
    Once a final inspection has been conducted at your premises, you will be provided with an Application for Registration as well as the required fee that is to be paid. Once registered, your premises will be inspected at least once a year, depending on circumstances.

NEW ongoing hairdresser and/or temporary make-up business registration

On 1 March 2016, new legislation was introduced to allow all businesses offering hairdressing and/or temporary make-up services to be eligible to apply to Council for an ‘ongoing’ registration. The business must remain at the same address and be conducted by the same proprietor, for the registration to remain for the life of the business. 

If additional services are offered such as tattooing, piercing or other skin penetration services, colonic irrigation or other beauty services including waxing and permanent make-up (cosmetic tattooing), you will continue to be required to apply for yearly registration. 

All health related premises are still required to comply with minimum standards of cleanliness and hygiene under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act Regulations 2009.

Current registered premises

Proprietors will be advised of the change and that the new fee payable is ongoing and inclusive of any investigations undertaken from complaints substantiated about the business.    

Eligible businesses will be notified when their periodic registration is due to lapse, at which point Council will enclose a cover letter and ‘ongoing’ registration form as per the current renewal reminder schedule in October 2016.     

Additional information can be found on the Department of Health & Human Services website.

Prescribed Accommodation

The Public Health and Wellbeing Act and Regulations states that all hotels, motels, hostels, student dormitories and holiday camps which cater for four or more persons (with the exception of the proprietor's family) are required to be registered as a prescribed accommodation facility.

Prescribed Accomodation Forms

For enquiries regarding the registration process contact the City of Casey's Environmental Health Unit

Public Health and Wellbeing Registered Premises 

Health Premises Forms