Hairdressing, Beauty and Skin Penetration
Wagga Wagga City Council maintains a register of premises in the Local Government Area at which skin penetration procedures are carried out. The Council's Environmental Health Officers conduct routine inspections of skin penetration, hairdressing and beauty premises to ensure the business is operating in accordance with relevant legislation and there are minimal health risks to members of the public.
If you own or operate a business in Wagga Wagga that conducts hairdressing, beauty treatments or skin penetration procedures and are not currently registered, please notify Wagga Wagga City Council by submitting the registration form below.
Fit Out and Construction
All premises especially new premises must be constructed and fitted out in accordance with the relevant legislation. This may include the condition and construction of the flooring, walls, ceilings, benches, chairs and the provision of adequate ventilation, hand wash basins and sinks. In existing premises ongoing maintenance and repairs may be required to maintain the premise in a safe and suitable condition.
Sharps must be disposed of appropriately in a sharps disposal container and not to be placed in the general waste stream. Sharps disposal containers of various sizes can be purchased from most medical equipment suppliers or local chemists. Please see the Needle and Syringe Disposal page for a list of appropriate disposal locations to drop off small sharps containers.
Compliance and Concerns
If you are concerned that a business or premise is posing a risk to people's health or the environment please contact Wagga Wagga City Council's Public Health Department on 1300 292 442 during business hours.
Please see the below factsheets provided by the NSW Department of Heath for information on hygiene standards.
- Beauty treatment - hygiene standards
- Body piercing - hygiene requirements
- Cleaning and Disinfection of Foot Spas
- Hairdressing and barbers - hygiene standards
- How to sterilise your instruments
- Nail treatment (manicures and pedicures) - hygiene standards
- Tattooing and other body art - hygiene standards
- Waxing - hygiene standards
Cleaning and Sterilising Equipment
Infection Control videos courtesy of NSW Department of Health. The first video demonstrates the correct procedure for cleaning and sterilising foot spas and equipment. The second explains proper cleaning and sterilising of instruments and equipment.