Personal Appearance Services

Personal appearance services include hairdressing, beauty therapy, or skin penetration procedures as provided as part of a business transaction.

All persons that operate a personal appearance service must take reasonable precautions to minimise infection risks.

Higher risk personal appearance services (eg tattooing, body piercing) are required to be licensed and have other additional requirements imposed by the Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003.

This Act requires Council to monitor the health standards of operations in such premises.

The applicant for a licence to provide personal appearance services must be a legal entity (eg person(s) or a company).

Prior to submitting your application, you should ensure the site has the relevant development approval to prevent the application being delayed.

High-Risk Personal Appearance Service Application (PDF,340kB)

Contact us

For further information, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 79 49 29 or email

Approvals and Licences