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3. Fees for tattoo 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)
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.$394
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.$394

Our tip

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