Higher Risk Personal Appearance Service Licence (Townsville) - Townsville City Council - Queensland

Description

If you have a business which provides higher risk personal appearance services (body piercing, cosmetic tattooing or tattooing) you must hold a licence and only provide services from the premises stated on this licence.

This does not apply to personal appearance services provided in a health-care facility (e.g. cosmetic surgery) or at a declared health service (e.g. acupuncture).

Acupuncture is not considered to be a personal appearance service and will continue to be regulated under Chapter 4 of the Public Health Act 2005. Acupuncture premises do not need to be registered.

Massage provided by a massage therapist is not a personal appearance service.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Businesses providing higher risk personal appearance services need to ensure their premises comply with the building standards in MP 5.2 of the Queensland Development Code.

People who personally provide higher risk personal appearance services must achieve the competency standard HLTINF005 - Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments. Business proprietors of higher risk services must ensure people they employ or contract to provide services achieve this competency standard. For further information visit the TAFE Queensland website or phone 1800 308 233.

Details of the competency standard are available at www.training.gov.au. Alternately, contact your local council or the Communicable Diseases Branch of the Department of Health on (07) 3328 9724.

Duration

The licence remains in effect for up to three years.

Application process

You can obtain this licence by completing a 'Personal Appearance Service application' and submitting it to council.

Additional information

It is an offence under the Summary Offences Act 2005 to pierce the genitals or nipples of a minor (a person under 18 years) as part of a business transaction, or to tattoo a minor. It is no defence that the minors parent or guardian consented to the piercing.

The Environmental Protection (Waste Management) Regulation 2000 contains information regarding the disposal of waste (including sharps disposal).

It is illegal for a person to administer, apply, inject, sell or give away a scheduled anaesthetic or pain reducing substance to another person unless they are endorsed under the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 to do so.

Administering agency

Townsville City Council

Contact details

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Enquiries

Townsville City Council

Operating address: 103 Walker Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810
Mailing address: PO BOX 1268
Townsville, Queensland 4810
Phone: 13 48 10
Fax: 07 4727 9050
Email: enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au
Website: Townsville City Council (Opens in new window)