Hairdressing and Low Risk Beauty Businesses

The Victorian Government has simplified registration requirements under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 for businesses that only provide hairdressing and low-risk beauty therapy services.

These changes apply to business that offer only hairdressing and/or low risk beauty therapy service.

What is a low risk beauty therapy service?

  • temporary make-up application
  • eyelash/eyebrow extensions or tinting
  • spray tanning

What this means for you?

Premises that only provide hairdressing services and/or low-risk beauty therapy services will be able to apply for an ongoing registration. This is instead of the yearly or year to year registration which applies to higher risk beauty services.


The registration certificate will be become valid once this ongoing renewal fee has been received and will not expire unless the registration is cancelled or suspended.

What if I want to offer high risk beauty services?

If you have a beauty treatment room in operation at your premises then you are required to continue with yearly health registration.

If the low risk and high risk activities were to be separated, the proprietor of the high risk operations will need to have yearly registration and the proprietor of the low risk services would be able to apply for an ongoing registration.

If you want to add high risk beauty therapy to your current registration you will need apply for yearly registration by lodging a proposal to register form.

More information

If you have any queries your Environmental Health Officer will be able to assist you.

Page last updated: Monday, 4 May 2020