Dozens of illegal solariums are being advertised on social media across the country, increasing pressure for the tanning machines to be banned in private settings.
One woman who lives in Melbourne’s northern suburbs is selling tanning sessions for $25 each, while another in Sydney’s western suburbs is spruiking a sunbed that can be hired from 10 am until late.
It comes as Victorian authorities confirmed they had recently seized five illegal sunbeds and issued charges as part of large operation. The alleged offenders will appear in court next month.
Commercial solariums were banned eight years ago across Australia, but it is not illegal to own the machines for personal use.
“People appear to be buying them …