Small Business

Taking the Scissors to Hairdresser Red Tape

20 March 2015


The Victorian hairdressing industry will save up to $240,000 a year under proposals to cut registration red tape, the Nationals Member for Murray Plains said today.

The Public Health & Wellbeing (Hairdressing Red Tape Reduction) Bill introduced in State Parliament last week means that hairdressers and make-up businesses will only have to register once with local councils – rather than annually renewing.

Mr Walsh said cleanliness and hygiene standards will still be enforced by local councils, but the change will remove the need for registration renewal.

“In government, the Liberal Nationals Coalition was committed to cutting red tape for small business and this change in legislation was introduced and passed in the Upper House in 2014.

“The changes adequately address an area of community concern and will save 4,000 small businesses money and administrative time.

“It makes sense and I am pleased to see it will now be law,” Mr Walsh said.

The start date for the change in legislation is March 2016.

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