A skin penetration business includes:
Skin penetrating procedures carry risks of transmitting disease and infections.
If your business provides treatments involving skin penetration, you need to:
Any new skin penetration premises must have development approval. Check with our Development Support Officers before doing any works or starting a business.
Browse our links section for more detailed information on specific skin penetration business types.
Completing the form and pay the relevant fees.
Skin Penetration or Beauty Premises Owner Details form(PDF, 131KB)
The Public Health Act defines "skin penetration" as:
Procedures performed in medical or dentistry practices are exempt. However, these services must be carried out by a registered, licensed medical practitioner or dentist, or a person acting under the direction or supervision of either.
Because of the potential health risks involved, all skin penetration operators and premises must comply with the public health standards.
Our Environmental Health Officers routinely inspect hairdressing salons, beauty salons and premises that carry out skin penetration procedures to check that businesses are complying with the relevant public health standards.
Contact Council's Environmental Health Officers
Phone: 02 6626 7000