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 Food Act 2008 Notification and registration form 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.