Tattooing Show/Exhibition Permit - Queensland

Service summary

Individual or organisations wishing to hold events or exhibitions where body art tattooing procedures will be performed, must apply for an event permit.  An event permit may be issued for a maximum of 7 days with a maximum of 2 event permits per person per year.  An application for the permit must be made by the events manager for the show or exhibition.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Body Art Tattooing

A Tattooing procedure performed for decorative purposes.

Body art tattooing Business

A business which carries out body art tattooing procedures, whether or not the business also carries out other activities.

Eligibility requirements


Must Have

To apply:

  • be at least 18 years of age and an Australian Citizen or resident
  • not be a controlled member of a declared criminal organisation as defined in the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012
  • complete Tattoo Parlours Form 4 - Application for tattooing show and exhibition permit, providing information about yourself and the proposed event
  • provide details of the organisation and evidence that you have been nominated by the organisation to be the event manager, if you are applying on behalf of an organisation
  • submit 2 recent passport photos that have been certified by either a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Declarations, Notary Public, Barrister or Solicitor
  • provide certified copies of approved identification documents totalling 100 points, lodge the application and pay the appropriate licence fee.

Prerequisites

Duration

An application for a permit must be made at least 28 days before the proposed commencement date of the tattooing show or exhibition.  Please note that it may take some time to process the application.  Make sure all the information required is with the application to avoid delays.  The Office of Fair Trading will process licence applications as quickly as possible but, as other government agencies are involved in the approval process, applications may take some time to progress.  As such, people are encouraged to lodge their applications as soon as possible.

Fees

Payment can be made by cheque, money order, or credit card.  The permit fees are:

TypeAmountDescription
Application$459.00

1 to 5 participants

Application$688.50

6 to 10 participants

Application$1,033.00

11 or more participants

Application

Applicants must lodge their application with the Office of Fair Trading, we will check it and if there is an issue, we will contact the applicant for clarification.

Note:  Licence applications under the Tattoo Parlours Act 2013 can only be lodged by mail.


Additional information

For applications submitted before 1 July 2014

  • An existing operator or tattooist who applies for a licence before 1 July 2014 will not be considered to be unlicensed, and therefore not subject to compliance infringement, before a determination is made.
  • A new operator or tattooist will be similarly regarded if they apply for a licence before 1 July 2014.

For applications submitted after 30 June 2014

  • An existing operator who applies for a licence after 30 June 2014 will be considered to be unlicensed and must therefore cease trading until a determination is made.
  • An existing tattooist who applies for a licence after 30 June 2014 will be considered to be unlicensed and must therefore cease performing procedures for fee/reward until a determination is made.
  • A new operator who applies for a licence after 30 June 2014 will be considered to be unlicensed and must therefore not trade until a determination is made.
  • A new tattooist who applies for a licence after 30 June 2014 will be considered to be unlicensed and must therefore not perform procedures for fee/reward until a determination is made.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Fair Trading
Industry Licensing Unit

Act(s) name

Tattoo Parlours Act 2013 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Tattoo Parlours Regulation 2013 (Queensland)

Contact details

Queensland Government Service Centre
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Fair Trading
Industry Licensing Unit


Operating address:
Upper Plaza Terrace
33 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001

Phone:

13 QGOV (13 74 68)
IndustryLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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