Various Council approvals are required depending on the category of home based business.
Planning approval is not required but a letter of compliance can be provided upon written request.
Health approvals - If you are running a family day care business and providing any food to children (not including food provided by their parents) then you need to complete and submit a Notification and Registration Form - Food Act 2008.
Category 2 and 3
Planning approval is always required. Complete the following applications:
Health approvals are also required for home based food, hair and beauty or family day care businesses.
Food: If you prepare, pack, store, handle, serve or supply food from a residential premises for sale or provided as part of a service to the public, you need to complete and submit an Application to operate a food business from a Residential (Home) Premises. An information sheet is available with further details. If you intend to operate a mobile food business you will also need to complete a Trading in Public Places application form.
Hair Dressing & Skin Penetration: If your home business involves any form of hair dressing or skin penetration (e.g. tattooing, ear piercing) you need to complete and submit a Hair Dressing and Skin Penetration Notification Form. Some useful information sheets are available through the Department of Health.
Family Day Care: If you are providing any food to children, not including food provided by their parents, then you need to complete and submit an Application to operate a food business from a Residential (Home) Premises.