Skin Penetration Businesses

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Skin Penetration Businesses

​​​​​​​What businesses need to notify Council?

If you are undertaking a skin penetration procedure you need to notify Council.

Notification of Premises Undertaking Skin Penetration Procedures

What is a skin penetration business? 

Any business that is undertaking the following procedures: ​​

  • body, nose and ear piercing, 

  • colonic lavage,

  • tattooing & cosmetic tattooing,

  • waxing & hair removal,

  • blood cholesterol and glucose measurement; and 

  • any procedure that involves penetrating the skin.

What do I need to do if I am setting up a new business?

  1. Contact Council's Development Assessment team to determine whether a development application is required

  2. Contact Council's Health team for any questions relating to construction and fit out and to organise an inspection prior to opening

  3. Notify Council about your business prior to operating

What do I do if I want to set up a home salon? 

Home salons must comply with the above requirements (setting up a new business) and also comply with the Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan definitions of Home Occupation.

What construction standards do I need to comply with?

The construction and fit out of a hairdressing, barber or beauty salon is regulated under the Local Government Act 1993. Please refer to

Hairdressers Construction Sta​ndards 

Premises conducting Skin Penetration procedures must also comply with the requirements under the Public Health Regulation 2012.

Purchasing an Existing Business

If you are looking at purchasing an existing business and you would like to obtain information or request an inspection report relating to this  business you can request a pre-purchase inspection or pre-opening inspection.

Health Enquiry Form

Policy and guidelines

For legislation and guidelines related to hairdressing, beauty therapy and skin penetration procedures please refer to NSW He​alth.