Tattooing events and exhibition permit - Queensland


You need a permit if you intend to hold events or exhibitions that involve body art tattooing procedures. You can apply for a maximum of two permits (per person) per year.

You should contact your local council for a higher risk personal appearance services 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 a permit, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • be an Australian citizen or resident.

If you are applying on behalf of an organisation, you will also need to provide:

  • details of the organisation
  • evidence that you are the nominated event manager.


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