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Council’s customer service centres will have a planned service interruption on Tuesday, 12 December that will temporarily impact customer service hours. 

Customer Service Centres - Erina: closed all day | Wyong: closed from 12.30pm | Gosford: closed from 12pm. All Council Customer Service services will resume as normal from 8.30am Wednesday, 13 December. For urgent matters, you can still call us on 02 4306 7900. Our online Customer Service Centre is also always available. 


  • Council offices will be closed over the holiday period from Mon 25 Dec 2023 to Mon 1 Jan 2024 (re-opening Tues 2 Jan 2024).  Some of Council’s services and facilities will be closed or have changes, however essential services will continue to operate.  
  • For urgent reports or issues, call Council on 02 4306 7900 at any time.  Non-urgent reports, and enquiries can be lodged 24/7 through our online Customer Service Centre (and progressed from 2 Jan).
Hair, beauty and skin
Hygiene is important to control infections in premises that involve or may involve penetrating the skin. Find out how Council regulates the industry on the Central Coast.

Hygiene is important to control infections in premises that involve or may involve penetrating the skin.

Unsafe or unhygienic procedures and/or premises can spread infectious diseases and may compromise individuals’ personal health.

Under the Public Health Act 2010, Council regulates all hairdressers, beauty salons and skin penetration business premises.

Skin penetration procedures include:

  • beauty treatments, including waxing
  • tattooing
  • blood cholesterol and glucose measurement
  • body piercing
  • cosmetic enhancements
  • colonic lavage
  • corn planning
  • cuticle cutting
  • lancets
  • scarification.

Registration of your Hair, Beauty and Skin Penetration business

All skin penetration businesses - including mobile businesses - must register with Central Coast Council before preparing a premises or commencing business.

Council suggests contact with an Environmental Health Officer before starting fit-out of any premises or vehicle at least three weeks before trading is to start.

Council’s Health Premise Registration form will further assist.

Council inspection programme

Council conducts an annual inspection of registered premises. It helps ensure the businesses are being operated with infection control procedures and in a hygienic condition.


The Guidelines for the Operation of Hairdressing, Beauty and Skin Penetration Premises provides information for those proposing to conduct and those conducting such skin penetration activities.

Additional information is available from the NSW Health website.

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