Licence refusal, cancellation, amendment or suspension

WorkSafe Victoria may decide to refuse, cancel, amend or suspend a licence.


Licence refusal

WorkSafe may decide to refuse an application. If this happens, WorkSafe will inform the applicant in writing, listing the reasons for the refusal.

The applicant then has the option to make a submission in relation to the proposed decision, before WorkSafe can make the final decision and notify the applicant. You will be invited to make a submission within a certain timeframe.

If you do not make a submission, WorkSafe will make a final decision based on the current information available.

At the expiry of the above period, an authorised person will consider any submission made by you and make a decision on your licence application. You will be given written notice of that decision within 30 days.

Licence cancellation, amendment or suspension

An applicant may apply for an amendment to certain types of licences. Amendment applications will be assessed in the same way as an application for a new or renewed licence.

WorkSafe may amend, suspend or cancel a licence if the licence holder is no longer suitable to continue to hold the licence. WorkSafe is required to provide written notice one month prior to the changes taking effect and list the reasons why. No fee applies if WorkSafe issues an amendment to a licence or suspends or cancels a licence.

WorkSafe may issue immediate suspensions if it believes that there is a significant risk to person and property.

A licence holder must advise WorkSafe of any change of circumstances that may affect the accuracy of licence information provided to WorkSafe.