Hairdressers & barbers

Are you thinking of purchasing or opening a hairdressing salon or barber shop?

There are some important things you need to know.

  • If it’s a new business or if you are planning a re-fit, you need to submit a development application, even for a home business.
  • Your premises must be inspected by one of our environmental health officers before you can open.
  • If you are purchasing an existing approved business, you need to notify us of the change of ownership.
  • You need to know about hygiene standards and infection control practices to keep both workers and clients safe from infection. See NSW Health’s Fact Sheet for Hairdressing and barbers
  • You need make sure you comply with the Local Government Regulations 2005

Contact us for more information on starting your business.

Do you have a concern or complaint about a hairdresser or barber?

If so, please contact us.

We will need to know:

  • the name and address of the salon or shop;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • what you had done; and
  • what you are concerned about.