Tattooist licence - Queensland

Description

You will need this licence to perform body art tattooing procedures in Queensland.

Note that this licence does not authorise you to run a body art tattooing business, even if you work from home. If you want to operate a body art tattooing business, you will need an operator licence.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a licence you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • not be subject to a relevant control order or registered corresponding control order that restricts you from carrying on a business, engaging in an occupation, or performing an activity that requires a licence
  • not be convicted of a prescribed offence under the Act where a conviction was recorded within the last 10 years
  • undertake a criminal history check.

You must also hold a current certificate for Maintain Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration Treatments.

Duration

Up to three years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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You can find the current fees here.

Approval time

Processing time is between four and six weeks, but may vary due to checks conducted with external agencies. If the application is approved, the applicant will receive a licence issued by post.

Appeal process

Application

If your application is refused, the Office of Fair Trading will issue a notice of refusal and statement of reasons for the decision.

If you disagree with the decision to refuse your application, you may apply to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for review.

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

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