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:
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 registration, it is important that you understand the requirements relevant to your business.
The following websites are designed to help start and grow your business:
- Find out what permits you may need by completing the Business Permit Checklist below. The checklist takes less than five minutes to complete and will give you clarity about the permits you may need.
Business Permit Checklist
- 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).
Complete the Business Permit Checklist and a member of our Business team will contact you to discuss your business in more detail.
Personal Care and Body Art Premises
The guidelines for personal care and body art industries assist those involved in the industry to comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009. The guidelines provide information on how infection can be associated with the procedures employed in the industry and precautions to protect clients and employees.
Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Hair, Beauty and Tattooing and Skin Penetration Industries
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)
Client Information Fact Sheets and Notice of Registration Sheets
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:
Shared Accommodation Fact Sheet - 195KB
Rooming House Operators
In addition to the building and planning requirements, rooming house operators are also required to:
- Comply with the Rooming house - minimum standards - 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.