If you want to start a new hairdressing, beauty or body art business, please refer to:
These guidelines will help you ensure your business meets requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019.
Please note: Massage, saunas, flotation tanks, gymnasium equipment and alternative therapies do not require registration with Council's Health Unit. Other permits may be required, for example, Town Planning.
Approvals and permits
Council now offers a streamlined online single application and specialist customer service through a Business Application Officer to help you upfront and throughout your permit process (checklists and tools to guide you through assessing and applying for the right permits).
Visit: Starting or Buying a Business - Business Application
After submission of the online application and inspection by an Environmental Health Officer, Council will provide you with an invoice to pay the relevant fees.
Permit Fees(PDF, 103KB)
- In person (cash/cheque/credit) - 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley or 3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh
- By phone – Call Council on 9518 3555 and pay using your MasterCard, Visa or American Express card
- By mail - forward cheque or money order to Public Health Unit, PO Box 1, GLEN WAVERLEY, VIC, 3150
Please do not send cash through the mail.