Beauty, health and wellbeing businesses
Council is responsible for maintaining public health and preventing disease, as required by the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.
We do this by registering local health and wellbeing businesses and making sure they manage the risk of infection.
Request an Inspection
If you are starting a new business or transferring ownership of an existing business you need to organise an inspection of your premises. We inspect for appropriate hygiene procedures in businesses that offer:
- beauty therapy procedures
- body art-tattooing and skin piercing
To request an inspection of your business:
Apply to Register your Business
If you are starting a new business, you need to register it with Council.
To apply for registration:
- complete the Application to Register a Health Premises (download below)
- pay the relevant fee in person at any of our Customer and Library Service Centres; or
- return the form to Mitchell Shire Council and an officer will contact you to take payment over the phone
You are required to renew your registration every year.
Transferring Ownership of a Business
If you are purchasing a health or wellbeing business you will need to transfer the registration into your name.
To transfer a registration:
Infection Control Guidelines
To help businesses comply with infection control, we recommend you read the Department of Health Victoria: Infection control guidelines
The guidelines include:
- infection control
- legislative requirements
- occupational health and safety issues
- how to clean, disinfect and sterilise instruments and equipment
- industry-specific information
There is also general information on risk analysis and management, to assist proprietors and operators to develop policies and procedures to improve infection control and prevention practices.
Tattooing and Body Piercing Businesses
Businesses offering skin penetration procedures (including tattooing and body piercing) must provide clients with information about the risks of infectious diseases before undertaking a procedure.
You can use the Department of Health: Body art and tattoo businesses - infection prevention and control information sheets
Checking Water Quality – Swimming Pools and Spas
We collect and analyse water from public pools to ensure it meets the standards, as required by the Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
Other Health and Wellbeing Businesses
Premises offering massage, saunas, flotation tanks, gymnasium equipment and alternative therapies are exempted from registering with local council. They are encouraged to comply with personal care and body art guidelines for infection prevention and control specific to their industry.