Code of Practice for Skin Penetration Procedures - Western Australia


You must comply with this code if you intend to:

  • perform skin penetration procedures
  • operate premises where skin penetration procedures are performed
  • clean and / or sterilise appliance for the purpose of skin penetration.

Skin penetration procedures are procedures where the skin is cut, punctured, torn or shaved or a mucous membrane is cut, punctured or torn. Skin penetration procedures include:

  • acupuncture
  • beauty treatments (such as waxing)
  • body piercing
  • cosmetic enhancements
  • tattooing.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Health (Skin Penetration Procedure) Regulations 1998 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Health

Public Health

Environmental Health Directorate

Contact details

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