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Public Health for Businesses

The information we have provided on these pages covers a wide range of health related topics for businesses.

Food Businesses

Everybody who prepares, stores or sells food is required under the Food Act 1984 to register their business with Council or notify Council of their operation.

Home-based food businesses

Information about setting up a food business from your home.

Registration of Portable Food Premises

Information about the registration of portable food premises

Food allergy information for food businesses

Information about food allergies

Banyule's Food Newsletter

We produce a newsletter - Food News - for food businesses in Banyule with articles on a range of food safety topics.

Food Poisoning, Complaints and Recalls

Information about food poisoning, complaints and recalls.


Information about Victoria's tobacco laws, and Council's role in enforcing them. Find out about selling tobacco, smoke free dining, smoking in gaming and licensed venues and shopping centres.

Hairdressers, Beauty, Skin Penetration, Tattooing, Colonic Irrigation

Information and a step by step guide to Council's requirements on buying or setting up as a hairdressing, beauty, skin penetration or colonic irrigation business.

Pools and Spas in Public Facilities

Information about Council inspections of public pools and spas.

Accommodation Businesses

Outline of requirements for prescribed accommodation businesses and how to register one with Council.

Managing Food Waste and the Law

Businesses that prepare and sell food have a responsibility to dispose of food waste appropriately as set out in the Livestock Disease Control Act 1994.