Hairdressing and low risk beauty businesses

Hairdressers and low risk beauty businesses can apply for a one-off, ongoing registration under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act. 

What is a low risk beauty therapy service?

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

What this means for you?

Instead of the yearly or year to year registration which applies to higher risk beauty services, you will be able to apply for an ongoing registration. 


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 will have a 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, 1 June 2020