We would like to advise that there have been recent amendments made to the Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003 (the Act) under which High-Risk Personal Appearance Services are licensed.

If you are providing services such as skin needling or Cosmetic Tattooing services and hold a licence, please take note of the following two amendments relating to renewal timeframes:

  1. The timeframe within which a licence renewal application can be made has been changed from at least 1 month’ to within 60 days.
  2. New provisions have been introduced for the restoration of an expired licence. Meaning that licensees may apply to have an expired licence reinstated if the application is made within 30 days of the licence expiring.

Both changes improve the functionality of the licensing provisions for both local governments and businesses.

The amendments will commence on 15th September 2022. Details of the amendments are contained within the Health and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2022 on the Queensland Government website. 


Any questions regarding licensing and the administration of the Act should continue to be directed to the relevant local government and your local council.