Notification of a Skin Penetration Establishment - Western Australia


You will require this notification if you intend to operate skin penetration establishment. A skin penetration procedure is any procedure that involves the tearing, cutting, puncturing or shaving of the skin and includes services such as:

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

It is mandatory for a skin penetration operator to comply with legislation. The operator must satisfy minimum standards of infection control such as basic hygiene, disinfection and sterilisation requirements.

This notification does not apply to medical practitioners, dentists, podiatrists or nurses as they carry out their normal duties.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must comply with specific health standards and practices. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As indicated.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $50.00 -
Apply Inspection All $100.00 Annual inspection fee.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 WA

Regulation(s) name

Health (Skin Penetration Procedure) Regulations 1998 WA

Administering agency

Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

Contact details

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

Building and Health Department, Building Officer

Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

Operating address: 20 Coolibah Drive
Kununurra, Western Australia 6743
Mailing address: PO BOX 614
Kununurra, Western Australia 6743
Phone: 08 9168 4100
Fax: 08 9168 1798
Website: Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley (Opens in new window)