Department of Health

Hair, beauty, tattooing and skin penetration industries

Infection prevention and control is important so that you do not transmit a disease or infection to yourself or your clients.

The Infection prevention and control guidelines for hair, beauty, tattooing and skin penetration industries (2019) helps those involved in these industries to comply with requirements in the:

  • Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (the Act)
  • Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019.

The Act and regulations documents can be found at the Victorian Legislation website.

These guidelines do not replace industry-specific guidelines or codes of practice, which must also comply with the Act and Regulations. You should talk to the industry association relevant to your business.

An information sheet that summarises the key changes to the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations that relate to registered premises is now available.

The Infection prevention and control guidelines for hair, beauty, tattooing and skin penetration industries have been updated in June 2020 to reflect the changes in the regulations.

For Coronavirus (COVID-19) information specific to beauty and personal care businesses, see the following pages on the Coronavirus website:

Reviewed 24 October 2021

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Contact details

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Communicable Disease Section Department of Health GPO Box 4057, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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