From 6 August 2020, all Beauty Therapies, Skin Penetration activities, Tattooing, Tanning etc. have been ordered to cease trading by the Federal Government, after being classified as a non-essential service.
This does not apply to Hairdressers/Barbers, but Hairdressers/Barbers must now follow strict social distancing rules.
Information regarding restrictions can be found on the Coronavirus - Information for Beauty-Based Businesses page.
Operating any of the above businesses without obtaining registration from Council is an offence.
Council public health officers must inspect a new business before transfer of ownership or trading can start. Officers also carry out regular business inspections to ensure appropriates standards are maintained. Visit the Victorian Department of Health website for a list of these standards.
Information for businesses, including Government assistance can be found on the Coronavirus - Information for Business page
Changes to registration for hairdressing and make-up businesses
The registration process for hairdressers and make-up artists has been simplified. Now, any business trading solely with hairdressing or make-up services at their premises, can apply for an ongoing registration. However, for any hairdressing or make-up business offering additional services, such as body piercing, facials, waxing or tattooing, the existing annual registration applies.
Apply to start a beauty business
If you’re looking to start a health and beauty business within the Colac Otway Shire you can submit an application form PCBA-Application-Form-2019.docx(DOCX, 41KB)
Alternatively, please contact the Council’s Health Protection team on (03) 5235 9400 for further information.