This page provides information on registration processes of various types of public health premises.
On this page:
- Accommodation - Group Homes
- Aquatic Facilities
- Barber's Shop
- Child Care Centres
- Commercial Skin Penetration, Hairdressing, Beauty and Natural Therapy
Accommodation - Group Homes
Group homes are residences where the occupants of the dwelling live. They are not conducted as a business in the manner of commercial public Accommodation such as boarding houses or hostels. They do however represent a community Accommodation service for students or other groups of people who do not currently have the capacity to provide for their own accommodation.
Unlike traditional family homes, some group homes may accommodate larger numbers of people on a regular basis. This may increase the potential transmission and impact of communicable disease on the inhabitants of the dwelling. It also may adversely impact on the existing infrastructure of the premises to the detriment of the occupants, surrounding properties or environment.
These Guidelines have been prepared to ensure group homes are designed, constructed, operated and maintained to consistently high public health standards, to minimise the occurrence of disease transmission and other health-related issues associated with the use of this type of accommodation.
These Guidelines have been prepared to ensure public aquatic facilities are designed, constructed, operated and maintained to consistently high public health and safety standards, by minimising the occurrence of disease, injury and other health-related complaints associated with the use of these facilities.
The Guidelines are aimed primarily at designers, builders and operators of aquatic facilities, together with authorised officers and other agencies.
This registration applies to premises used as a Barber's Shop or Hairdressing Salon for hairdressing purposes.
[Note: These premises do not include mobile hairdressers. Refer to the Public Health (Barbers') Regulations for further details.]
The fee for the Registration of a Barber's Shop or Hairdressing Salon is $65. The registration period is for a calendar year. Proprietors are required to make application for a licence 28 days before the licence expires.
Register your Barber's Shop online:
Online SmartForm: Registration of a Barber Shop or Hairdressing Salon
Old Application Form
This registration applies to Accommodation premises in which 3 or more persons, exclusive of the proprietor's family, are lodged for or boarded for hire or reward from week to week or for more than a week. Primarily, these premises include Motels, Hostels, and Serviced Apartments. Refer to the Public Health (Shops, Eating Houses, Boarding-Houses, Hostels and Hotels) Regulations for further details.
The fee is relative to the number of rooms intended for use as a sleeping apartment for boarders:
- more than 2 and not more than 10 = $100
- more than 10 but not more than 20 = $125
- more than 20 but not more than 40 = $150
- more than 40 = $250
The registration period is for a calendar year. Proprietors are required to make application for a licence 28 days before the licence expires.
Register your Boarding-House online:
Online SmartForm: Registration as the Proprietor of a Boarding-House
Old Application Form
Child care centres are regulated by the Department of Education and Training's Early Childhood Services unit. As a condition of license under the Care and Protection of Children (Children's Services) Regulations, child care centres are required to comply with both the Food Act and the Public Health Act. Child care centres have unique environmental health issues which affect children's health and safety.
Skin Penetration, hairdressing and beauty and natural therapy procedures pose particular public health risks if they are not conducted in a safe and hygienic manner. These risks may be to the operator, as well as the client, and can include the transmission of infectious diseases such as HIV (AIDS) and Hepatitis B.
To reduce these risks, operators are required to maintain premises and equipment in a hygienic condition, and to undertake procedures in a safe and appropriate manner.
These standards provide operators with information that enables them to take all reasonable precautions towards infection control. By following these provisions, operators can be reassured that they are minimising the risk of transmitting infectious diseases.