• Level 2 Water Restrictions

    As a region we're experiencing the lowest water levels in our dams in over two decades. Level 2 water restrictions apply to all properties connected to Hunter Water's water supply network in the Cessnock Local Government Area.

    Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Dungog and small parts of Singleton.View a map of our area of operations

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Skin Penetration and Beauty Premises

Body decorating and body grooming activities are inspected by Council as part of a regular inspection program to assess compliance with the Public Health Act 2010 [BS1] and Public Health Regulation 2012. Registering your Skin Penetration or Beauty Premises

The types of businesses that Council inspects include:

Council does not regulate acupuncture activities, and any inquiries relating to this should be directed to the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.

Council’s Environment Health Officer’s will assess the following as part of a routine health inspection:

  • Cleanliness of premises;
  • Fitout and construction of premises;
  • Provision of facilities/equipment for cleaning, sterilising, and hand washing; storage facilities;
  • Waste storage and disposal; sharps and contaminated waste;
  • Skin penetration procedures;
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising of equipment; autoclave records (if applicable)

Council recommends that businesses which need to sterilise equipment review NSW Health’s factsheet on cleaning and sterilising

Cessnock Council uses a standardised checklist during routine inspections to ensure consistency between officers.