Applying for a Higher Risk Personal Appearance Services Licence

If you are wish to operate a higher risk personal appearance service in the Rockhampton Local Government area, you are required to obtain a licence from Council by completing an application. The following information will assist you in ensuring your application is complete and that you have considered everything that is required with submitting an application.

A higher risk personal appearance services premises must be constructed in accordance with the Queensland Development Code Part 5.2 - Higher Risk Personal Appearances Services. It is recommended that you contact Council's Development Assessment Unit and Building Services as these departments may require separate approval.

The applicant for the Higher Risk Personal Appearance Services Licence must be a legal entity that is a person or a company. A business name or trading name is not a legal entity and cannot be the licence holder.

The application must be completed in full with supporting documentation as outlined in the application form including a copy of the certificate of attainment for competency standard HLTINF005 - Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatment for each proposed operator. The application must be lodged with the relevant fee.

Council will process your application within 40 days. You will be contacted should additional information be required to process the application; this will extend the processing timeframes. You will be notified when a decision has been made regarding your application.

When approved, you can then carry out any proposed works (eg. construction or fit out) in accordance with the approved application.

When you are close to completing the construction of the premises, contact Council's Environment and Public Health Unit to arrange a final inspection. You can not undertake higher risk personal appearance services until the premises have had a final inspection and approval has been obtained.

Council will inspect the premises on a regular basis to ensure compliance with the approved application.