Skin Penetration includes the following activities:
Note: this does not include any procedure carried out by a health practitioner registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, or by a person acting under the direction or supervision of a registered health practitioner, in the course of providing a health service.
All beauty salons and other premises where skin penetration activities have been carried out have a legal obligation to notify Council and are routinely inspected in order to ensure their compliance with the Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012.
Download, complete and return Notification of skin penetration procedures form (PDF, 144kB) to:
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Civic Centre, Elizabeth St,
Moss Vale NSW 2577.
Fax: (02) 4869-1203
Council charges an inspection fee for inspections that are carried out.
Those hairdressers/barbers and beauty salons that don’t carry out skin penetration procedures (see above) are required to comply with the standards specified in the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (Schedule 2) and may be inspected to ensure compliance with the standards.
Public Health Act 2010 - Skin Penetration Procedures (External link)
Public Health Regulation 2012 - Extract (External link)
Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 - Schedule 2 (External link).
Beauty treatment - hygiene standards (External link)
Body piercing - hygiene requirements (External link)
Cleaning and Disinfection of Foot Spas (External link)
Colonic lavage (or colonic irrigation) - hygiene standards (External link)
Hairdressing and barbers - hygiene standards (External link)
How to sterilise your instruments (External link)
Nail treatment (manicures and pedicures) - hygiene standards (External link)
Tattooing and other body art - hygiene standards (External link)
Waxing - hygiene standards (External link).