Environmental Health Information
Beauty therapy, hairdressing and tattooing
Hair dressing, beauty therapy and skin penetration activities such as tattooing and body piercing are known as personal appearance services. Businesses that provide personal appearance services need to meet Council's planning scheme requirements and comply with the:
- Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003
- Infection Control Guidelines for Personal Appearance Services.
A personal appearance service business can be operated from a home, commercial premises or mobile premises (e.g. a caravan). You may need to get planning, building or plumbing approvals prior to starting your business.
Some personal appearance services have a higher risk of spreading disease or causing infection. Businesses providing higher risk services require a licence from Council.
the information within includes:
- How to start a personal appearance business
- Do I need a licence?
- How to apply for a higher risk personal appearance service licence
- Planning, building and plumbing approvals
- Design and fit-out requirements
- Inspections and complaints
- Beauty and hairdressing
- Tattooing, body piercing and other skin penetration