COVID-19 Update

Update: 25/5/21

Please wear masks inside the shop :)


Update: 22/2/21

We are back open Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm. Online orders available 24/7. Get your order in by 12noon AEDT for same day shipping. Wear a mask when you come to visit us at the shop. Stay Safe, Big Love To Everyone! :)


Update: 12/2/21

Due to New 5 Day VIC Lockdown we are currently closed. Any orders made between 3pm Fri 12 Feb - 12noon Thurs 18 Feb will be processed on Thurs 18 Feb. We appreciate your patience & understanding. Stay Safe Everyone :) 




Update: 11/1/21

We made it through 2020 hooray! Hello 2021, we are excited for a great year! Thanks for all your support :-)



Update: 22/12/20

*HOLIDAYS* Please note we are now CLOSED for 2020. Feel free to email however we won't be able to respond till we reopen. Online Orders can still be made however they won't be processed till we reopen on Mon 11 Jan 2021 10 am - 3pm. Thank You for all your support in 2020, we look forward to an awesome 2021! :D 



Update: 4/12/20

To our beautiful “Looney” family,

We have spent some time speaking to numerous people on the Covid Hotline, Business Victoria and Health & Human Services and we finally have confirmation that we CAN start Face Painting again providing we follow the Hair & Beauty Guidelines and Covid Restrictions. After receiving the confirmation we are confident making the following suggestions for anyone wanting to return to Face Painting.

  1. Have a Covid-Safe Plan.
  2. You must wear a mask and maintain social distancing where possible.  Meaning do not allow spectators, family members and waiting children inside your ‘1.5m bubble’.  Your bubble consists of you, your equipment and the child you are creating your magic on.
  3. Children under 12 can be painted on their face or arms, legs etc without them required to wear a mask.  Anyone over 12 years old must wear a mask and it is suggested to paint only ARMS until mask wearing is no longer compulsory.
  4. Single-load brushes and sponges per client. Once your loaded brush or sponge has touched the clients skin it cannot be re-loaded.  See below for our suggested brush-wash system.
  5. Sanitise your hands and any equipment between clients.
  6. As with any booking, remember to hydrate regularly.
  7. Don’t push yourself too hard, this is a new system, in a new Covid-safe world, it will take time to get comfortable and for the process to become second nature.
  8. Have fun and spread the Love! (Not the germs...) ☺☺


Suggested Brush-Wash System

After careful investigation and advice from Health & Human Services in regard to infection prevention, we suggest the following 4 Container Brush-Wash System.  Please ensure all containers are clearly marked to avoid cross contamination or confusion.  We do suggest using a rotation system with your brushes for added hygiene and peace of mind.

(As always, load brush or sponge using fresh clean water before activating paint)

4 Container Brush-Wash System

Container 1 – Warm Water and FPA Brush Spa (or similar product)

Wash brush as you have always done to remove product from the brush.  Dab on a clean piece of paper towel to remove any further traces.

Container 2 – Clean Water

Cleanse brush to remove any of container 1 remnants. Again dab onto paper towel to remove traces of water.

Container 3 – Rubbing Alcohol 70% proof or higher

Swirl brush in container for 10 seconds to kill bacteria. Again dab onto paper towel to remove traces.

Container 4 – Clean water to remove remaining alcohol.

Rinse off remaining alcohol to ensure brush is safe to use on your paints and the next clients skin.


Info from Business Victoria

"Face painting will be required to follow the Hair & Beauty services guidelines, you can find the restart guidelines for Hair & Beauty here: 

Please feel free to contact us on 13 22 15 if you have any further queries." 

Business Victoria Team



Helpful Info
Article on rubbing alcohol for cleaning germs.

"Rubbing alcohol has many uses. It’s a powerful germicide, which means it has the ability to kill a wide variety of germs, including bacteriaviruses, and fungi. Rubbing alcohol is used in healthcare settings to disinfect hands and surfaces, but can also be used as a household cleaner.
In concentrations of 70 percent or higher, isopropanol has the ability to kill the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19."
Medically reviewed by Deborah Weatherspoon, Ph.D., R.N., CRNA  Written by Carly Vandergriendt on August 20, 2020


Article on covid-safe cleaning makeup brushes tips.

“At a molecular level soap is very destructive for bacteria and viruses – it just breaks down the lipid layer and disrupts any chemical bonds viruses or bacteria are using to cling on to a surface or skin.
Emily-Jane Williams, a make-up artist and co-founder of Em-J Cosmetics

"Dr Mayou agrees, adding that soap removes dirt, bacteria and dissolves fat and therefore the lipid membrane of the coronavirus particle which is then no longer infectious."
-Dr Susan Mayou, a consultant dermatologist at the Cadogan Clinic 



Update: 26/10/20

Well done VIC! The Looney Bin will finally be open to the public again!
From this Wed 28 Oct.
Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm
We have Covid-Safe practices in place 💕
Online orders still available 24/7 & we will now be processing orders Mon-Fri again.
THANK YOU All For Your Support!


Update: 5/8/20

Hi Looney Bin Fam! We hope you are all keeping as safe & well as possible 💓
From 11:59pm tonight, 5 August, updated business restrictions apply in VIC under the Stage 4 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions.
In accordance with the government guidelines...
We will continue to operate as a 'Online Orders Only' retail business with a covid-safe plan.
We will continue to keep the physical shop closed during stage 4 VIC lockdown.
🌟Please. Stay. Home.🌟 (Lockdown states)
To minimise staff travel we will be having one staff member only at a time going into the shop twice a week to process orders. Both staff members live within the 5km radius of the shop. We will be following a covid-safe plan with strict cleaning & disinfecting procedures in place, as advised by the government.
The rest of us are completing all our usual work tasks from home.
We will be packing & posting online orders on Tuesday’s and Friday’s only.
Get your online orders in before noon Tuesday to be posted Tuesday; or before noon Friday to be posted Friday. (AEST)
Free AU Standard Shipping for orders over $50
$5 AU Standard Shipping for orders under $50
Express Shipping options available
Afterpay available
Please allow extra time for postage due to Covid-19 shipping delays. Australia Post are doing everything they can to get your order to you as quickly and safely as possible 😊
Thank you for continuing to support our small business through this challenging time 🥰 We LOVE you!
The Looney Bin Team


March 2020

Due to COVID-19, all of our Workshops, Jams, Professional Development Sessions and Events are postponed until further notice. 

We must all do our bit to stay safe & positive throughout this challenging time.

We hope you can use this time at home to rest, rejuvenate, connect, create, learn and discover. Share with the community online, inspire others, check in on each other. We will all get through this together :)

Our physical shop is closed, however we are still processing online orders and have strict hygiene and safety policies in place to process orders in adherence to the latest government regulations.

We have LOTS of fun things to choose from to keep you occupied during this time - 
We invite you to have a look - we are always updating things :)

Free Standard AU Shipping for orders over $50.
$5 Standard AU Shipping for orders under $50.
Afterpay Now Available! 

We appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you all in person again when its safe to do so. 

Love from The Looney Bin Team xox 


We have created some basic face painting guidelines & a flyer - please feel free to use/copy/print/duplicate :) 

You can download the file & flyer  here