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For information about our services and facilities restrictions during the protection framework settings, see the COVID-19 section

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit covid-19.govt.nz

3. Fees for acupuncture licences

​One annual fee applies. Health licence fees are non-refundable and are not pro-rated.

Choose the category that represents your business.

Read fee table.
Business categoryAnnual fee (incl. GST)
Single high risk service - A single service which is categorised as piercing the skin e.g. acupuncture, body piercing , derma rolling, electrolysis, extractions, red vein treatment, stamping, tattooing or traditional tattooing.$403
Multiple high risk services - More than one service which is categorised as piercing the skin e.g. acupuncture, body piercing , derma rolling, electrolysis, extractions, red vein treatment, stamping, tattooing or traditional tattooing.$403

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We issue health protection licences to individuals, not a businesses. These licences cannot be transferred. If you buy an existing business, you must apply for a new licence.

Under the Health and Hygiene Bylaw 2013, members of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists (Acupuncture NZ) or the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA) are exempt from our licensing and code of practice requirements.