Hair, Beauty and Skin Penetration Premises

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Council inspection program

Through the inspection program, council regularly inspects hairdressers, beauty salons, nail technicians and premises involved in skin penetration such as ear piercing, tattooists and acupuncturists.

The primary aim of these inspections is to ensure businesses are operating in a safe and hygienic manner.

Owners, operators and proprietors of hair, beauty and skin penetration premises are required to construct the premises to ensure hygienic conditions and maintain them in a clean and sanitary condition.

Register your hair, beauty and/or skin penetration premises

Please complete the Health Premises Registration Form to register your business with Central Coast Council.


The Guidelines for the Operation of Hairdressing, Beauty and Skin Penetration Premises are provided by the Hunter Region Health Education Committee.

These guidelines cover operator hygiene, skin preparation, clothing, cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation, waste disposal and requirements for construction.

The NSW Health Website has a wide range of materials available including Skin Penetration Guidelines, the Code of Best Practice and a number of fact sheets.

Skin penetration premises are regulated under the Public Health Act 2010 and Public Regulation 2012 - Extract.

Hairdressing and other body decorating and grooming practices that do not deliberately pierce the skin must comply with the requirements of council as issued under the Local Government Act 1993.

The Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care also provides useful health information

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