Public Health

Preparing Food

Regular inspections are carried out of premises that provide food to the public.

Food Safety Inspections

Regular inspections are carried out of premises that provide food to the public including Takeaways, Restaurants, School Canteens and Mobile Vendors.

Information on the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand that apply to these premises can be accessed through Council through the FSANZ web site Food Standards Australia New Zealand.


Additional information can also be found through the NSW Department of Health web site NSW Department of Health.


Hair and Beauty Shop and Skin Penetration Inspections

Regular inspections are carried out on all hair and beauty shops including premises that carry out skin penetration such as piercing, tattooists and acupuncturists. Additional information in this area can also be accessed through the NSW Department of Health.

The following links guide businesses to the appropriate legislation, guidleines including Skin Penetration Best Practice,and general information on best practice skin penetration and grooming procedures.

Legislation

Standards for Hairdressers and Beauty Salons

Local Government (General) Regulation2005 - Schedule 2, Parts 2 & 3

Code of Best Practice

Guidelines for the Construction and Operation of Hairdressing, Beauty and Skin Penetration Premises

Skin Penetration Code of Best Practice

Fact Sheets

"Hairdressing and Barbers" 2009

Any enquiries regarding hairdressing premises or procedures can be made to Council's Environmental Department on 4995 7777.

Downloads:

Choosing a Beauty Therapist (PDF - 1399.22KB)

Choosing a Body Piercer (PDF - 1375.79KB)

Choosing a Nail Technician (PDF - 1738.82KB)

Choosing a Tattooist (PDF - 1404.34KB)