Beauty, Tattoos, Piercing and Hairdressing

Premises that conduct skin penetration are regulated by the Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012. They are regularly inspected by Council’s Environmental Health Officer for compliance with the Act. Some procedures that are defined as Skin Penetration under the Act are as follows:

  • Tattooing
  • Piercing
  • Waxing
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Barbers Shaving
  • Colonic lavage
  • Acupuncture

When these procedures are not conducted correctly there is a high risk for the potential of the transmission of blood borne disease.

NSW Health has produced a wide variety of factsheets to assist operators in complying with the requirements set out by the Legislation. See their website for detailed information.

Under the Public Health Act 2010 all premises that conduct skin penetration are required to be registered with Council prior to engaging in trade. This information is used to create a License Register of all Skin Penetration Premises in the Area. Penalties apply under the Public Health Act 2010 for failing to Notify Council of conducting a skin penetration business. Please see the Licensed Premises Registration Form on Council's forms page

Useful Links:

NSW Health Skin Penetration Industries

NSW Fair Trading Tattoo Parlour Licensing Laws