Body Art Tattoo Business - Operator Licence - New South Wales

Description

If you intend to operate a body art tattooing business (whether on your own behalf or on behalf of another person) you will require this licence. If you intend to operate multiple tattoo businesses in different locations you will need a separate licence for each location.

Only an individual can apply for this licence. If the application is in connection with a business that is owned, or operated by, or on behalf of a corporation, partnership or trust, the application must be made by an individual nominated by the corporation, partners or trustees, to be the manager at the business premises.

Please be aware that it is an offence to employ a person as a body art tattooist if they do not hold a current Tattooist Licence.

To apply, complete the Application for an Operator Licence form.

Other forms and related documents are available on the Fair Trading website.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

Cosmetic tattoo procedures are exempt from requiring this licence.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this licence individuals must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be an Australian citizen or resident
  • be a fit and proper person (this will include a national police check)
  • not be a controlled member of a declared organisation under the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012.

Please be aware that as part of the application process your fingerprints and palm prints will be recorded by NSW Police.

If the details you supply as part of your application change while your application is being considered then you have seven business days to supply notice of the change or you may be fined.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further details.

Duration

Three years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
General Duplicate Certificate Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $46.00
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $2270.00
Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $2230.00

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Licensing Officer, Business Licensing

Mailing address: Locked Bag 5138
Parramatta
New South Wales 2124
Phone: 02 9619 8700
Phone: 13 32 20
Email: businesslicensing@finance.nsw.gov.au