Overseas visitor tattoo permit - Queensland


You will need this permit if you live outside of Australia and intend to visit Queensland to perform body art tattooing procedures for a fee or reward, once the current restrictions are lifted. You can apply for a maximum of two permits per person per year.

If you live in Australia and are not licensed but want to visit Queensland to perform body art tattooing procedures, you must apply for a full 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, you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • provide proof of where you will do the body art procedures.


Permits will be issued for a maximum of seven days.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You can find the current fees here.

Approval time

You must lodge your application at least 28 days before the proposed start date of the permit.


You cannot transfer this licence.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Fair Trading

Industry Licensing Unit

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Industry Licensing Unit

Office of Fair Trading

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 74 68
Fax: 07 3738 8784
Email: IndustryLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au