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Tattoo & piercing businesses

Under the Public Health Act 1997 Waratah-Wynyard Council is responsible for regulating activities that involve skin penetration such as:

  • Tattooing
  • Acupuncture
  • Ear and body piercing.

If you plan to operate one of the above public health risk activities, you will be required to register the premises where the activity is occurring. Any person performing skin penetration practices must have a licence to conduct a public health risk activity.

Click here to download the Application for Registration/Renewal of Business and Licenced Operator – Public Risk Health Activity.