Skin Penetration and Hairdressing

Beauty parlours and skin penetration businesses are regulated under the Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012.

These industries include:

  • Needle therapy / Dry needling
  • Beauty treatments
  • Body, nose and ear piercing
  • Cosmetic enhancements
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Colonic lavage
  • Tattooing
  • Waxing
  • Laser
  • Electrolysis



Hairdressing and other body decorating and grooming practices which do not pierce the skin are regulated under the Local Government Act 1993 and the Local Government General Regulation 2005. These industries include:

  • Hairdressers
  • Barber shops



It is a legal requirement that all beauty therapist, skin penetration and hairdresser premises, that operate within the Local Government Area are registered with Council.



The information below is for Skin Penetration and Beauty Home Businesses trading within the Camden Local Government Area.



 For more information regarding the beauty industry and skin penetration industries, the South Western Sydney Local Health District Public Health Unit can provide further assistance on 8778 0855 or you can contact a council Environmental Health Officer on 4654 7777.