Beauty Salon, Tattooing, Body Piercing, Hairdressers

Current NSW COVID Restrictions

Beauty and Nails Salons – Open with Restrictions

Currently beauty, nail, waxing and tanning services may operate with restrictions:

  • Capacity must not exceed 20 customers (excluding staff) or one customer per 4 square metres (including staff members) on the premises, whichever is the lesser.
  • Operators must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

NSW Government COVID-19 Safety Plan for Beauty Salons and Hairdressers(PDF, 218KB)

For more information please view the NSW Health website


Hairdressers and Barbers – Open with Restrictions

  • The 4 square metre rules apply within the premises and personal contact with the customer should be minimised.


Personal Services - Open with Restrictions

  • As of Saturday 13 June, in accordance to the latest Public Health Order, massage parlours and tattoo parlours can reopen with a maximum of 20 clients. The 4sq metre rules still apply within the premises. 



Beauty Salon, Tattooing, Body Piercing & Hairdressing Legislation


Beauty Salons and Skin Penetration Premises

All beauty salons and skin penetration premises (such as tattooing, body piercing and waxing/hair removal) within the Shire are required to be registered with Council and are routinely inspected to ensure compliance with the Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012.

Please note: Prior to registering your skin penetration business with Council you must have Development Consent to operate the business from your site. Development Consent may be obtained through a Development Application or a Complying Development Certificate. For information on lodging a Development Application please contact Council’s Duty Town Planner on 9843 0555.

The fact sheets below highlight Council's expectations and what is required when constructing and operating a beauty salon and/or skin penetration premises.

Fact Sheet - Skin Penetration Premises(PDF, 452KB)

Guide - Skin Penetration Businesses(PDF, 192KB)

Guide to Public Health Regulation 2012(PDF, 48KB)

Registration of Skin Penetration Premises(PDF, 114KB)

If you require further information or require your premises to be registered contact Council on +61 2 9843 0555 or email


Hairdressing Premises

All hairdressing premises which also engage in any skin penetration procedures are required to be registered with Council (see above).

Requirements for Hairdressers – Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 Schedule 2 Part 2

Hairdressing and Barbers – Hygiene Standards (

If skin penetration procedures (such as ear piercing or waxing) are carried out in a hairdressing premises then skin penetration requirements will apply. Please see ‘Beauty Salons and Skin Penetration Premises’ above.

If you require further information or require your premises to be registered contact Council on +61 2 9843 0555 or email