Licensing and Registration

All public health activities are regulated by the ACT Health Protection Service. ACT Health requires licences and registrations for all food businesses, cooling towers, warm water systems, drinking water, infection control, radiation safety and approval to supply needles and syringes. Please see below for more information and helpful links.

All public health activities are regulated by the ACT Health Protection Service. ACT Health requires licences and registrations for all food businesses, cooling towers, warm water systems, drinking water, infection control, radiation safety and approval to supply needles and syringes.

Please see below for more information and helpful links.

You can discuss your licencing, registrations and obligations with our public health officers on 02 6205 1700.

Hairdressing

The ACT Public Health Act 1997 no longer declares hairdressing a public health risk activity. Hairdressing businesses do not require a licence to operate in the ACT.

 A new set of public health guidelines for hairdressing replaces the Public Health (Hairdressing) Code of Practice.

The Health Protection Service still hold regulatory power under the Act to address any condition that is, or may become, a public health risk or be offensive to community health standards.

The Health Protection Service will investigate any public health complaints from the community that concern your hairdressing business.

Tobacco and smoke free

Tobacco and smoke free regulatory functions can be accessed via Access Canberra.

Page last updated on: 3 Oct 2018