Business must be registered under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
The following types of local businesses must be registered with us, under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008:
Follow these steps to prepare your premises for health or accommodation business (premises) registration:
You must complete the following requirements when providing us with plans for a new health business:
We will process your application within 14 days of receiving complete plans and specifications.
We will then send you back:
We advise you not to begin any major work on setting up the new public health and wellbeing premises until you receive the approved plan.
Our Environmental Health Officer (EHO) will conduct progress inspections during the construction of your public health and wellbeing business or premises to ensure it complies with the approved plans and specifications.
Before opening the public health and wellbeing business or premises, our EHO will complete a final inspection. If the business or premises meets the standards, you can apply for registration with us.
Application forms can be obtained from the EHO at the final inspection.
All registered public health and accommodation businesses or premises must renew their Public Health and Wellbeing Act registration each year. We mail out renewal invoices in mid-November.
The business owner must inform us if details have changed in the last 12 months. Once your renewal payment has been processed, the business will be issued with a certificate for the next year's registration.
Visit the Renew your food or public health business registration page for more information.
For health guidelines for the personal care and body art industries, visit the Department of Health website.