Register your skin penetration business or event

Make a lodgement with the City of Sydney.

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do



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TSP: Temporary Skin Penetration numbers

When a temporary skin penetration business registers to trade in the local area, we issue a Temporary Skin Penetration number.

All temporary skin penetration stalls planned for your event should be listed in a spreadsheet attached to your event registration form.

If you cannot provide the list when you send your registration form, you must submit a list of all TSP numbers of stalls and the map with stall locations at least 10 working days prior to the event, otherwise a late fee of $260 will be charged.

Skin penetration procedures

Skin penetration procedures include:

  • hair removal (wax or electrolysis)
  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • ear and body piercing
  • colonic lavage
  • cuticle cutting
  • microdermabrasion.

If you require further information on specific procedures, NSW Health provides fact sheets.

Other information

Barbers and hairdressers

Barber and hairdresser services, where skin penetration doesn’t take place, aren’t considered to be skin penetration procedures.

The state government provides standards for hairdressers and beauty salons that don’t penetrate skin.


Power and other facilities

We ask that you provide adequate power and lighting for your event.

Power must be available for all stalls that need electricity. You must ensure all stalls have adequate lighting.

If stallholders do not have adequate washing facilities then you must provide it to ensure adequate cleaning and sanitising of all equipment and utensils that are used.

Temporary skin penetration stallholders are responsible for providing hand wash basins for their stall. If you would prefer to provide hand wash basins, we will fully support this.


All skin penetration events in the local area will be inspected by us.

An inspection fee will be charged if we inspect your stall. The inspection fee is charged in line with our current fees and charges.

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