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 $158.00 -
Apply Inspection All $79.00

Per half hour of inspection.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 WA

Regulation(s) name

Health (Skin Penetration Procedure) Regulations 1998 WA

Administering agency

City of Greater Geraldton

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Environmental Health Department

City of Greater Geraldton

Operating address: 63 Cathedral Avenue
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530
Mailing address: PO BOX 101
Geraldton PO, Western Australia 6531
Phone: 08 9956 6600
Fax: 08 9956 6674
Website: City of Greater Geraldton (Opens in new window)