Please note: A number of QLDC’s online services will be offline tonight (Friday 23 October) at 9.00pm for an estimated 30 to 60 minutes, due to an update to our internet connection.

Services affected by the outage include eDocs, Infringement Waivers and our GIS mapping systems.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Hairdressers

Find out the legal requirements for setting up and running a hairdresser salon.

  • If you want to set up a hairdressing business, there are procedures and hygiene requirements you need to follow.

    All hairdresser premises in our district need to be registered with Council under the Health Registration of Premises Regulations 1966.

    Please note, mobile hairdressers are not required to register.  However, one of our Environmental Health Officers (EHO) may carry out hygiene assessments of the operator's practices.

    Before you apply to register a new hairdresser premises:

    • Contact our Environmental Health team to find out about your licensing requirements.

    • Contact a duty planner to check if it is permitted to operate a hairdressing business at the proposed address or if a resource consent is required.  Please note, prior to issue of your hairdresser premises registration certificate, we will need confirmation that you have either:

      • Applied for and been issued a resource consent (if required), or

      • Your proposed  location and activity is permitted under the district plan.

    • Be familiar with the Health (Hairdressers) Regulations 1980. These regulations sets out all the legal requirements you need to comply with.

    • Contact the our Building Services team to check whether a building consent is required. Please note, prior to issue of your hairdresser premises registration certificate, we will need confirmation that you don’t need a consent or have applied for and been issued either a code of compliance certificate (CCC) or certificate of public use (CPU).

    • We recommend that you contact our Trade Waste Officer to clarify any possible requirements under the  Trade Waste Bylaw.  

    For more information with regards to any of the above, go to our website or telephone QLDC and talk to a duty planner or Building Officer, or request information by email.

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  • Complete the form here, pay the fee and submit your application using the following instructions:

    How to pay your fees:  

    Via online banking:  02 0948 0002000 00.  Please ensure you add  the identifying number, which can be found on the registration certificate (HD##), as a reference.  This will ensure the correct allocation of fees. 

    In person at any Council office.  We accept cash, cheque, eftpos, Mastercard or Visa.   

    How to submit your application:

    Email it to services@qldc.govt.nz

    You can also drop off your completed application at any of our Council offices.  

    Please note, a pre-opening inspection will be completed prior to the issue of the hairdresser premises registration certificate.

    Once you receive your registration certificate you must clearly display it in a public part of the premises.

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  • If you take over an existing hairdresser premises, you must contact our Environmental Health team and apply to transfer the registration into your name within 14 days of taking over the business.

    After this period, the registration lapses and cannot be transferred. If there is no current registration you need to apply for a new one.

    How to apply:

    Complete the form here, pay the fee and submit  your application using the following instructions:

    How to pay your fees:  

    Via online banking:  02 0948 0002000 00.  Please ensure you add  the identifying number, which can be found on the registration certificate (HD##), as a reference.  This will ensure the correct allocation of fees. 

    In person at any Council office.  We accept cash, cheque, eftpos, Mastercard or Visa.   

    How to submit your application:

    Email it to services@qldc.govt.nz

    You can also drop off your completed application at any of our Council offices.  

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  • The annual registration period for hairdresser premises is from 1 October to 30 September each year.

    We will send you a renewal application form and annual registration fee invoice before your expiry date. 

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  • New registration and renewal fee: $337.00 (inc GST)

    Registration transfer fee: $55.00 (inc GST)

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  • Contact the Environmental Health team, we're here to help.  

    Phone 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wānaka)

    services@qldc.govt.nz 

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