• Our team will bring the fun!

    We have the capacity to paint 20 – 2000 faces with our extendable face painting family!
    No event is too big.

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Why book a professional?

These days you anyone can buy some cheap face paint from a $2 shop and have a go! You do however run the risk of injuring children as most of these paints are in fact NOT safe to apply to the sensitive skin of children. A bad skin reaction can be disastrous and leave life-long scarring! Remember, just because it says “non toxic”, it does not necessarily mean it is safe to paint on skin.
There are many inexperienced face painters are in fact using these cheap products and worse, do not use good hygiene practises potentially spreading cold sores, gastro, conjunctivitis and other nasty diseases transmitted by skin contact and mucous membranes.

When you hire a professional with Mels Face Painting Melbourne
you can expect:

  • Years of experience (no newbies), a friendly artist with a fun and bubbly personality – great with kids!
  • Artistic ability! The ability to consistently work with each person to come up with a design together which will compliment that persons face, interest, creativity, clothing, costume, theme and coverage requirement according to how many people need artwork painted in a given timeframe. Our artists train regularly with world famous face and body artists and balloon artists. Lots of glitter (and jewels are used in face and body art when time permits)!
  • Excellent hygiene standards, working with children’s check, current P/L insurance, continual training with world famous face and body artists.
  • An artist able to manage the people waiting, engage in a professional and friendly manner with your guests/children and clients
  • The artist to provide all equipment and cosmetic grade glitters and makeup containing only FDA approved ingredients – designed and safe for use on sensitive skin. Safety comes first!
  • An accurate recommendation of time required for numbers of guests expected at event for detailed/less detailed artwork.
  • Punctuality, artists will be ready to start at designated start time
  • For large events, artists who train and work together regularly for a seamless experience.
  • Most importantly, RAVING REVIEWS from all your guests!!!

Your artists & entertainers at Mels Face Painting Melbourne…

Our work is our passion and it shows!

As an experienced and well networked team, we all share a love for kids, fun and creativity! We pride ourselves in providing you with the best entertainment experience for ALL of our valued and customised events .

With a passion for putting BIG SMILES on children’s (and big kids) faces – combined with a high standard of hygiene, a working with children check, public liability insurance, dressed up in theme if requested, you are sure to be making an excellent choice when booking “Mels Face Painting Melbourne” for your event or special occasion!

You want it, we create it…. Everything from our incredible ‘see it to believe it’ UV glow body paint to over 80 temporary glitter, glow glitter and black tattoo designs to make everyone happy – even the adults!
Our talents and experience at balloon sculpting are truly entertaining for any party, event or corporate function!

We also use only the best quality paints meeting the highest standards, designed to look professional, last all day, feel light and won’t chip off or crack.
Most makeup removes easily with warm water and soap, some colours may need a little olive oil or makeup remover (oil based) to remove them.

From children’s parties through to festivals, special promotions and theme nights, Mel’s Face Painting Melbourne will help you make a lasting impression whilst being a warm and inviting, professional and cost effective service throughout Melbourne.

Some of Mels Face Painting Melbourne’s happy clients to date:

Caulfield RSL, Gippsland Country Athletic Association, McDonalds, Del Real Estate, Aussie Home Loans, Australian Fusion Corporation, Melbourne Marine Centre, Temperance Hotel, Beaconsfield Netball Club, Zing Kidz, Western Health Foundation,  Marriott Waters Shopping Centre, NBN, Kool Kidz,  Royal Botanical Gardens, OSHCare, Elite Sports,Tiggers Childcare, The City of Casey, Sporting Globe, St John Ambulance Australia, Marriott Waters Shoppong Centre, Plaster Plus, City of Melbourne, Harvey Publicity, Melbourne Football Club, Think Spirits, Touche Hombre, Heritage College, Masters stores, Petbarn, The Good Guys, Greater City of Dandenong, Coles, Dimension Data, Campari, Beacon Hills College, Advanced Truss and Windows, Menchies, CFA, Latrobe University, RMIT University, The Andrews Foundation, St Vincents Hospital, Knox City Council, GYG, Frank PR, Passion For Pets, Quantas Wallabies, Paul Sadler, Monash City Council, Nose to Tail, Ensemble Australia, RAAF, Mitre 10, Highpoint Shopping Center, Access Data, Process Group, iiNet, Boutique Homes, Sky High Mt Dandenong, Knox Italian Club, Paesano’s & too many kindergartens and entertainment companies to mention!

Mels Face Painting Melbourne -Terms and conditions of service:

Unless otherwise arranged, Mels Face Painting Melbourne requires a 50% non-refundable deposit to be paid within 2 days of your booking confirmation. The deposit is required for holding the date of your booking.

Please advise via email/text when the deposit will be/has been made.

The remaining balances to be paid on the day of your booking unless otherwise agreed. Direct deposit or cash is preferred but cheques are also accepted.

If another client should contact us within the deposit waiting period wishing to book the same time-frame (and the deposit has not yet been received) we will contact you by phone to ensure you still wish to go ahead with your booking.

Please let us know at your earliest convenience if you intend to not go ahead with your booking or intend not to pay the deposit after the first booking confirmation and invoice has been sent to you.

We may not paint on the faces of anyone under 3 years of age due to no cosmetic products having been tested on this age group. Young children’s skin is far more sensitive than adult skin. We may paint on their arm or hand at the artist’s discretion only with advised parental consent.

We will not paint any child who is distressed or unwilling.

Artists will not paint any part of body or any place they do not feel comfortable painting. Artists will not paint any design or wording that is obscene or offensive.

For sanitary reasons, artists will not paint anyone appearing sick or suffering from cold sores, conjunctivitis, or any infectious illness, skin condition or open wounds.

Artist shall have final authority in determination of whom and what may be painted.

All artists are checked and cleared for Working with Children.

Artists will use reasonable care, but are not responsible for damage to clothing or property.

Artists provided maintain current public liability insurance policies and will provide insurance certificate upon request.

We reserve the right to refuse service of anyone that is drunk, abusive or otherwise displaying unsociable or inappropriate behaviour (adults or children).

If any of Mels Face Painting Melbourne’s representatives’ safety or wellbeing is threatened by a client or client’s guest, provision of services will stop immediately until the person is removed from the area. If they are not effectively dealt with, then the provision of services will cease for the remainder of the booking with no refund. If the client can’t provide security to escort our representatives to their car, the police will be called to ensure their safety.

The client agrees to pay for any accidents or injuries caused by pets, guests and/or damage to the artist’s equipment or supplies caused by pets or guests. The behaviour of pets and guests is the responsibility of the Client or Parent.

Client agrees that artists are not responsible for the supervision of children during the event, as artists will be busy entertaining. This is the responsibility of the child’s parent or guardian.


Once a booking has been made and deposit paid you are bound by an agreement, be it verbal or by email, to fulfill that booking where by 100% of total fee is payable if the booking is cancelled less than 3 days from the booking date.

It is very difficult for us to replace a booking last minute and we can decline many people in weeks prior to accept a booking.

*Should any artist be unable to accommodate your booking due to illness or critical personal matters (such as car breakdown on way to event), no payment is required. If this circumstance should arise, Mels Face Painting Melbourne will attempt to find a replacement entertainer for you, with your approval. If severe weather (severe thunderstorm warning/fire threat/announcements are made that no travelling should be done unless absolutely necessary) makes it untenable for artists to attend your event, you have the choice of not being charged or a rescheduling of your event (where possible).


  • We request that you provide well lit shelter from the elements – direct sun, rain, wind, extreme cold/hot conditions.
  • If lighting is in any way questionable, please request that booked artist can provide appropriate lighting. A close by power supply will need to be provided.
  • Ideally, each artist needs a 2x2m space to work in (minimum 1.5×1.5m). One 3x3m marquee per x2 artists is suitable.
  • If a larger event, a retractable barrier system is required for a single line feed.
  • Artists need to be placed against a wall/high screen or barrier, not in the middle of a main thoroughfare/high traffic area.

Have a question?

Contact Mel on 0425 710 840