Buying an existing Hairdressing, Beauty and Body Art Business

When you buy an existing Hairdressing, Beauty and Body Art business, we advise you to organise an inspection of the premises under the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 prior to negotiating the purchase.


A report will be provided within 10 working days.

If you are buying a business that has an ongoing registration for any of these: hairdressing, makeup, spray tans, facial or body treatments, the business cannot be transferred, as it requires the proprietor to have a one-off, ongoing registration. Please follow  Setting up a New Business Guidelines

Please note: Massage, saunas, flotation tanks, gymnasium equipment and alternative therapies do not require registration with Council's Health Unit. Read more: Physical therapies – infection prevention and control.

*Other permits may be required, for example Town Planning.

Health Guidelines

Refer to:

Both will assist you in ensuring your business meets the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.

Approvals and permits

Council now offers a streamlined online single application form and specialist customer service through a Business Application Officer to assist you up front and throughout your permit process (checklists and tools to guide you through assessing and applying for the right permits). Visit: Starting or Buying a Business - Business Application Form


Relevant fees apply to each permit. The Business Application Officer will arrange payment after you have completed the online application.

Permit Fees (pdf, 86KB)

The 'Request for Inspection Form' is not a part of the Single Application Form. It should be lodged separately and include relevant fee.

Payment methods.

  • In person  (cash/cheque/credit) -  293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley  OR  3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh
  • By mail - forward cheque or money order to Public Health Unit, PO Box 1, GLEN WAVERLEY  VIC  3150
    Please do not send cash through the mail.

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Last updated: 28 October 2020