If you are looking to buy an existing registered beauty therapy, tattooing, skin penetration, colonic irrigation or accommodation business you will need to transfer the current registration into your name.
Council's Public Health Unit needs to be informed of the change in ownership prior to settlement.
Prior to the Transfer of Registration being approved, you will need to provide:
- A copy of Council's Public Health and Wellbeing Act - Transfer Form (signed by both the current proprietor and new proprietor).
- Payment of the applicable transfer fee.
Please contact Council's Public Health Unit to obtain a copy of the Food Act Registration - Transfer Form.
Please note: Hairdressers cannot be transferred, a new application form must be submitted.
Pre-purchase transfer inspection
You can request a pre-purchase transfer inspection of the premises before settlement. Pre-purchase transfer inspections are not mandatory, but they are recommended. The inspection gives potential new owners valuable information about the standard of the premises and how to be compliant with the relevant acts and regulations.
Request for a Health Department Inspection Form(PDF, 204KB)
- There is a fee of $500 for the inspection and report that needs to be paid when submitting the request.
- A release form from the current proprietor is required before an inspection report is issued due to privacy laws.