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Apply for a hypnotism licence

If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must have authorisation from the Council issued under the provisions of the Hypnotism Act 1952.

Eligibility, penalties and regulation summary

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older


  • there is no fee payable

Application evaluation process

The decision period to process applications is 42 days. The decision period will not begin until all required information has been received by the Council.

Will tacit consent apply

Tacit consent applies to this application.  The maximum period for dealing with applications is normally 42 days.

If tacit consent applies it means that an application is automatically approved if a decision is not made within the stated period.  In all other cases approval can only be obtained following the decision regardless of the time taken.

It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, contact us.

Last updated Wednesday, 2nd August 2023

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