Skin Penetration

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If your business performs any of the following procedures you must register with Council:

  • Acupuncture
  • Tattoos
  • Body piercing
  • Hair removal (including waxing, electrolysis etc)
  • Micro-dermabrasion
  • Cuticle cutting
  • Razor scrapping
  • Semi-permanent makeup
  • Or any beauty treatment that involves the deliberate removal of the skin

Council keeps a register of all these businesses and investigates any complaints relating to these premises.

The Local Government Act 1993 provides standards for hairdressers and beauty salons who do not perform skin penetration practices.

Development consent may be required for any new skin penetration premises or alteration of existing premises.

The NSW Health Department have developed a range of factsheets and guidelines on skin penetration activities.