Tattoo Master Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to carry on a body art tattooing business at specified premises.

A separate master licence is required for each premises at which you carry on a body art tattooing business.

If you hold a master licence for the premises and you also perform tattooing procedures at the same premises, you do not need a separate tattooist licence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be an individual and at least 18 years of age
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent Australian resident (includes New Zealand citizens)
  • be a fit and proper person to be granted a licence (includes close associates)
  • not be a controlled member of a declared organisation
  • not be a member of a prescribed criminal organisation or have been a member in the previous 12 months
  • not have been convicted of a disqualifying offence in the past 10 years.


1, 3 or 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Grant of licence:

  • 1 year - $2228.00
  • 3 year - $2707.00
  • 5 year - $3182.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Restoration of licence:

  • 1 year - $2204.00
  • 3 year - $2683.00
  • 5 year - $3158.00.

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $55.00

Replacement of licence. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal of licence:

  • 1 year - $2180.00
  • 3 year - $2659.00
  • 5 year - $3134.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Frequently Asked Questions (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Tattoo Parlours Act 2012 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Tattoo Industry Regulation 2023 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Communities and Justice

NSW Police Force

Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate

Contact details

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