Lodging a Report of Non-Compliance with SLED

SLED is responsible for administering NSW security industry legislation (Security Industry Act 1997 and Security Industry Regulation 2016) and NSW tattoo industry legislation (Tattoo Industry Act 2012 and Tattoo Industry Regulation 2023).

SLED will assess all reports of non-compliance received regarding the legislation and take appropriate compliance and enforcement action, as necessary.

All non-compliance reports received by SLED will be treated confidentially. You may lodge a report of non-compliance anonymously.

SLED investigates offences that fall under the NSW security and tattoo industry legislation. If your report relates to a criminal matter outside this legislation, or if you have any concerns regarding your safety or well-being, you should report the matter immediately to your local police station or the relevant agency.

What SLED does not investigate:

Nature of Complaint Where you should report it
Criminal matters including, but not limited to, assault, drugs, intimidation, and tattooing persons aged under 18 without parent/guardian consent etc Your local police station
Regions, Commands, and Districts

Tax evasion

Failure to pay superannuation

Australian Taxation Office


Office of State Revenue email: compliance@osr.nsw.gov.au

Paying cash in hand or under-award payments

Failure to pay penalty rates
Fair Work Ombudsman https://www.fairwork.gov.au/workplace-problems/fixing-a-workplace-problem/get-our-help-with-your-workplace-issue

Dissatisfaction with the service of a security or tattooing business

NSW Fair Trading 
Unhygienic tattooing practices Your local Public Health Unit https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/Pages/phus.aspx

You can report non-compliance with NSW security and tattoo industry legislation by using our online form.