Regulated premises - skin penetration services

Businesses providing skin penetration services must register with Bayside Council, pay a fee, and be compliant at the time of routine inspections. 

You must also update us if your business changes name, proprietor, or ABN details. 

A skin penetration procedure is any procedure (medical or not) that involves:  

  • Acupuncture  
  • Tattooing  
  • Body piercing, including ear piercing 
  • Hair removal (waxing or electrolysis) 
  • Penetration of a mucous membrane. 

We will inspect your premises to ensure it is maintained in a clean and hygienic condition, and appropriate hygienic facilities are provided. 

A registration fee applies to recover the costs of our safety inspection services, which helps keep people safe and healthy.  

We will inspect your premises to ensure health and safety standards have been met. 

Supporting documents

You will need the following documents ready before applying: 

  • Details of other relevant approvals - e.g. DA / consent 
  • Supply proof of ABN / ACN. Refer to for details.

Apply online

Press the Apply online to start the registration process, you will be asked to make a payment to complete lodgement. 

Payments can be made by MasterCard or Visa which incur a service fee of 0.5% 

Apply in person

Download and print the application form and lodge when completed to any of our Customer Service Centres.  

Payment is preferred by cheque, money order, debit or credit cards (Visa and Mastercard).

Payments made using a credit card will incur a service fee of 0.5%.

Fees and charges

Payments can be made by MasterCard or Visa which incurs a service fee of 0.5%.

Fee Value
Registration fee for new regulated premises or change of ownership details $65.00

After lodgement

Once your application is received you may be contacted for further information. 

If you have any questions, contact on 1300 581 299 Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5pm.

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