skin penetration, beauty therapy, hairdressers & body art

Skin Penetration Procedures

'Skin penetration procedure' includes many beauty therapy treatments (such as waxing), tattoos (including cosmetic tattoos), piercings and acupuncture. Skin penetration procedure businesses must comply with the Health (Skin Penetration Procedure) Regulations 1998 and the Code of Practice for Skin Penetration Procedures to ensure all practicable steps are taken to prevent the risk of infections (viral, bacterial or fungal infections). 

The legislation does not apply to medical practitioners, dentists, a person under the supervision of a medical practitioner, podiatrists or nurses or any other person registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

If you wish to start a skin penetration procedure business it is recommended that you seek the advice of an Environmental Health Officer by calling 9273 6000 or email mail@vincent.wa.gov.au.

Skin penetration premises operators are required to notify the City and submit an application form.  

Skin Penetration Premises & Hairdresser Application

For more information please visit the Department of Health websites below:

Operating a skin penetration procedure establishment

Using ear and nose guns

Personal appearance

Hairdressers

Hairdressing premises are required to comply with the Hairdressing Establishments Regulations 1972. The Department of Health acknowledges however that this piece of legislation is out of date, and will most likely be repealed as the Public Health Act is fully enacted. 

Cut throat razors are permitted to be used only with an interchangeable single-use blade. Refer to the Department of Health website below for more information:

Cut throat razors

Beauty Therapy

Refer to the Department of Health website below for more information:

Advice for the beauty therapy industry

Use of methyl methacrylate (MMA) in nail products

Guide to cleaning and disinfecting equipment for the body art, beauty and nail industries

Massage Therapy

Refer to the Department of Health website below for more information:

Massage therapy

Face and Body Painting

Refer to the Department of Health website below for more information:

Face and body painting

Henna Tattoos

Refer to the Department of Health website below for more information:

Henna tattoos