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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Managing radiation in NSW

Solaria (tanning units)

The Radiation Control Regulation 2013 (the Regulation) introduced a ban on cosmetic UV tanning services from 31 December 2014. A person must not provide, or offer to provide, another person with a cosmetic UV tanning service for fee or reward or in connection with another service that is provided for fee or reward.

A person who carried on a solaria business at any time in the two years before 31 December 2014 must keep these records for two years.

Fines of up to $22,000 for individuals and $44,000 for business may apply to anyone who is caught offering UV tanning services in NSW after December 31 2014.

Similar bans also came into effect in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania in December 2014.

Contact the relevant authorities in these States for more information.

Page last updated: 31 August 2015