Premises registered under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008
The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 requires the following businesses to be registered with Council:
Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008
Registered Health Business
- Ear piercing
- Body piercing
- Beauty treatment
- Colonic irrigation
- Hostel (includes Bed and Breakfast)
- Student dormitory
- Holiday camp
- Residential accommodation
- Rooming house
Understand your requirements
Before applying for a registration, it is important that you understand the requirements relevant to your business. Contact the Public Health Unit on 8571 1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further assistance.
The following websites are designed to help start and grow your business:
- For information on starting a business in Greater Dandenong, visit Starting a Business in Greater Dandenong.
- For information about licences, regulations and compliance requirements visit the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).
- To apply for a permit to display any advertising signs on the footpath contact the Local Laws Unit on 8571 1000 or visit the Footpath Trading section of the Trading in Greater Dandenong page.
The Health guidelines for personal care and body art industries assists those involved in operating a health premises in understanding the hygiene standards and infection control processes when conducting beauty therapy procedures.
Client information fact sheets (including the mandatory ‘Notice of registration’ posters which should be printed from the website in A4 and displayed in a prominent position at the entry to the business)
Prescribed Accommodation Premises
The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 aim to prevent overcrowding in prescribed accommodation, ensure reasonable standards of hygiene, sanitation and maintenance, and reduce the risk of spreading communicable diseases.
More information on Council's Building, Health and Town Planning requirements:
Rooming House Operators
In addition to the building and planning requirements, rooming house operators are also required to:
- Comply with the Minimum Standards regulated by Consumer Affairs Victoria.
- Possess a rooming house operator’s licence from the Business Licensing Authority. Once licenced, the operator will be listed on the Public Register.
- Once registered, details of all registered rooming houses are displayed on the Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) website.
Premises registered under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act Fees
Please note that the service incorporates the costs associated with plans assessment, onsite progress inspections and final inspections.
Penalties apply for operating a health or accommodation business without registration.