Notification of Skin Penetration Premises - New South Wales

Description

You will need to notify the Council if you intend to undertake any skin penetration procedures. These procedures include acupuncture, tattooing, ear piercing, hair removal and any other procedure (whether medical or not) that involves skin penetration such as body piercing, hair removal using wax or electrolysis, cosmetic enhancement and semi-permanent make-up, and any beauty treatment which involves the deliberate penetration or removal of the skin.

It does not include a procedure carried out in the practice of registered medical practitioner, dentist, chiropractor, osteopath, dental technician, nurse, optical dispenser, optometrist, pharmacy, physiotherapist, podiatrist or psychologist. Similarly, it does not include a procedure carried out by a person acting under the direction or supervision of such a professional where the procedure is carried out as part of that professional practice. These professionals have their own legislation and infection control guidelines.

Procedures carried out by barbers and hairdressers, and procedures where skin penetration is not intended as part of the process are also not considered to be skin penetration procedures. However, at times these professions will be required to implement infection control practices when skin is accidentally cut, punctured or penetrated.

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.

Eligibility requirements

You must adhere to Council health and safety guidelines and notify the Council of the address of the premises at which skin penetration procedures will be carried out.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $250.00

Skin penetration pre-purchase inspection and letter.

Apply Application $88.00

Skin penetration letter only.

Apply Licence $206.00

Annual inspection and registration.

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 2010 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2012 NSW

Administering agency

Tweed Shire Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Tweed Shire Council

Operating address: Murwillumbah Civic Centre, 10-14 Tumbulgum Road
Murwillumbah
NSW 2484
Mailing address: PO BOX 816
Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484
Phone: 1300 292 872
Phone: 02 6670 2400
Fax: 02 6670 2429
Email: tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au