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Visiting Tattooist Permit - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you intend to carry out body art tattooing whilst visiting Australia.

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 at least 18 years of age
  • not 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 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.

You cannot be granted this permit more than twice in the same calendar year.


Up to 3 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $258.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Tattoo Parlours Act 2012 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Tattoo Industry Regulation 2023 New South Wales

Approval time

You will need to submit your application at least 28 days before the proposed commencement date for the permit.

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.