If you want to start a hairdressing, beauty treatment, piercing or tattoo business you need to register your business with Council.
You will need to complete the business register form (pdf) and forward to Council's Regulatory Services.
Council carries out inspections of these businesses to ensure they are adhering to health and safety standards. If you require any further information contact Newcastle City Council's Regulatory Services on 02 4974 2000.
The Hunter Regional Health Education Committee have produced Guidelines for the Construction and Operation of Hairdressing / Beauty and Skin Penetration (pdf).
Guidelines on Skin Penetration are produced by NSW Health. A copy of the guideline can be obtained from the NSW Health website.