Key messages

  • As of 1 January 2015, it is illegal to possess or sell a commercial tanning unit, or to conduct a commercial tanning practice (solarium).
  • All management licences authorising the possession of a commercial tanning unit were cancelled as of this date.
  • The Commercial tanning practices assistance package finished on 31 December 2014.

On 1 January 2015, all radiation management licences that authorised the possession of commercial tanning units were cancelled. It is now an offence to possess or sell a commercial tanning unit, or conduct a commercial tanning practice (solarium). A person must not provide, or offer to provide the use of, a tanning unit, or operate or offer to operate a tanning unit for fee or reward.

The Commercial tanning practices assistance package finished on 31 December 2014. The package encompassed:

  • a free collection and disposal service for commercial tanning units legally authorised to be possessed by a Victorian radiation management license
  • a disposal assistance grant of $2,000 per commercial tanning unit if the unit was collected before 30 June 2014 or $1,000 if the unit was collected between 1 July 2014 and 31 December 2014
  • a small business mentoring service.

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