Beauty Therapy, Tattooing and Skin Piercing

To operate a beauty therapy, tattooing or skin piercing business you need to apply for a licence. The licence is non-transferrable to another person or another premises.

The annual registration fee for 2020/21 is $150 and inspections (if required) will be charged out at $150 per hour. Covid-19 stimulus: $1 fixed fee for renewal applications only.

What happens next?

After we received your application, we will inspect your premises. We will inform you in writing whether your premises is exempted, requiring a licence only, or requiring both licence and inspection within the licence period. For those premises that need to be licensed, a registration invoice will be sent with the letter. A licence will only be issued after the payment is received.

Ongoing checks

To ensure safe hygiene practices are met and minimum standards of health are maintained, our Environmental Health Officers will perform ongoing checks on licensed premises that need inspection. Officers may arrive at any reasonable time (Section 128 of the Health Act 1956) and are not required to make an appointment prior to the visit. This means you can expect a visit any time while you are operating.

Licence renewal

Your licence must be renewed every year. You must apply for a licence renewal 20 days prior to the expiry of your licence. Applications for renewal will be assessed on the same basis as if they were a new licence.