Personal appearance services

Higher Risk Personal Appearance Services, such as tattooing and body piercing, operated from fixed, mobile or home-based premises require a licence.  Applications for Higher Risk Personal Appearance Services can take up to 40 days to process.

Lower Risk Personal Appearance Services, such as hairdressers and beauty therapists, do not require a licence but must follow Infection Control Guidelines.

New businesses

Existing businesses, licence renewals and amendments

The same application form ( PDF, 0.14 MB ) is used to:

  • Apply to operate a personal appearance service
  • Renew a licence to operate a personal appearance service
  • Amend an existing personal appearance service.

Taking over a business

  1. Before you purchase a business, we recommend that you request a Health pre-sales search (Land Record Search). This allows an Environmental Health Officer to inspect the premises, either as a desktop audit or a physical audit, to identify any issues.
  2. The vendor (or their legal counsel) will also need to complete and submit this form to authorise Council to release information to you ( PDF, 0.21 MB ).
  3. Check if you need Trade Waste approval to dispose of anything other than domestic sewage (liquid from hand basin, shower, bath or toilet) into drains.
  4. Submit your application to transfer a licence to operate a personal appearance service ( PDF, 0.14 MB ).
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Last updated: 08 September 2020