You will need this licence to operate a business which provides higher risk personal appearance services. Higher risk personal appearance services refer to skin penetration procedures in which the release of blood or other bodily fluid is an expected result. The services can be carried out in both fixed or mobile premises.
Examples of higher risk personal appearance services include:
- body piercing
- cosmetic tattooing
- micro-blading / feathering
- application of semi-permanent make-up
- tattoo removal
- implanting natural or synthetic substances into the skin (e.g. skin needling combined with the use of a natural or synthetic substance).
You can only provide these services from the premises stated on the licence. If you are operating in more than one location within one council or local authority area, you only require one licence as long as all locations are on your licence.
If you have a mobile business, you only need a licence from the council or local authority where you store your vehicle. You can use your licence all over Queensland, as long as you notify the council or local authority at least seven days before you intend to operate in their area. It may be less than seven days if the council or local authority agrees to the lesser period.