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3. Apply and pay for a hairdressing registration

You should know

As the owner of the business, it is your responsibility to get all other necessary consents, permits and licences.

This includes those under:

  • the Building Act 2004
  • Resource Management Act 1991
  • any other relevant Auckland Council bylaws.

A certificate of registration does not mean you have building or resource consent approval.

If you need a building consent, it is your responsibility to make sure you have a Code Compliance Certificate or a Certificate of Public Use before you start trading.

​Application fee

Fees are non-refundable and are not pro-rated.
Read fee table.
Business categoryAnnual fee (incl. GST)
Hairdresser licence$294

​How to apply to register a hairdressing business


See Ways to pay online for information on all payment options.


​Apply now

 In person

Bring your completed application form and supporting documents to one of our libraries with council services and pay by:
  • MasterCard or Visa.

 By post

Send your completed application form and supporting documents to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142

We will contact you if we need more information.

Registration applications are processed within 10 working days if we have all the relevant information and have received payment.

We will contact you if we need more information.

​What happens next

For a new premises we will contact you to arrange an opening inspection.

If satisfied, we will issue the certificate of registration.

Once you receive your registration certificate, display it publicly in your premises.

We will inspect your business site annually to make sure you are meeting the requirements.