Licence types and fees

A complete list of all WorkSafe licences and associated fees.

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Licences and their fees

Fees for licences, permits, notifications and registrations are determined by their corresponding regulations.

In the same licence type, there may be a different fee to apply for a new licence, amend or renew an existing licence, or order a replacement licence or card.

Some licence fees are based on fee units.

Fees shown for each licence type are valid for the 2022–23 financial year.

Fees are reviewed annually.

Replacement plastic card licences

From 19 September 2022, replacement cards for licences available online are free of charge.

Asbestos removal

Asbestos removal Class A

  • New or renew: 75.7 fee units = $1,157.45
  • Nominate additional supervisor: $0

Asbestos removal Class B

  • New or renew: 64.5 fee units = $986.20
  • Nominate additional supervisor: $0

Construction induction (white card)

  • New: 1.8 fee units = $27.50
  • Replace plastic card: = $0

Dangerous goods – driver, vehicle, notification

Dangerous goods driver licence

  • New: 5.77 fee units = $88.20
  • Renew: 5.49 fee units = $83.90
  • Amend: $0
  • Replace plastic card: $0

Dangerous goods vehicle licence

  • New or renew: 0.98 fee units = $15.00
  • Amend: $0
  • Replace plastic card: $0

Dangerous goods storage and handling notification

  • Notification: $0

Engineered stone

  • New: 20.3 fee units = $310.40

The licence fee applies from 15 November 2022. Applications for a new licence that are submitted before 15 November 2022 are free of charge.

Explosives

In addition to the fees outlined below, an explosives licence application may have additional fees. These include a National Police check ($40) and ASIO security assessment ($20).

Drive a vehicle transporting explosives – driver

  • New or renew: $62.50
  • Amend: $21.88
  • Replace plastic card: $0

Pyrotechnician

  • New or renew: $62.50
  • Amend: $21.88
  • Replace plastic card: $0
  • Assessment of experience, if required: $62.50

Transport explosives by road – vehicle

  • New or renew: $62.50
  • Amend: $21.88
  • Replace plastic card: $50

Transport explosives by rail

  • New or renew: $500
  • Amend: $175
  • Replace plastic card: $50

Use blasting explosives

  • New or renew: $62.50
  • Amend: $21.88
  • Replace plastic card: $0

Explosives – manufacture, store, sell or import

Manufacture explosives at a factory

  • New or renew: $5,000
  • Amend: $1,750
  • Replace: $50

Manufacture explosives at a premises other than a factory

  • New or renew: $312.50
  • Amend: $109.38
  • Replace plastic card: $50

Store in medium scale storage – each premises

  • New or renew: $250
  • Amend: $87.50
  • Replace plastic card: $50

Store above prescribed amounts (magazine) – each premises

  • New or renew: $500
  • Amend: $175
  • Replace plastic card: $50

Sell or import explosives

  • New or renew: $62.50
  • Amend: $21.88
  • Replace plastic card: $50

High consequence dangerous goods (HCDG)

In addition to the fees outlined below, a HCDG licence application may have additional fees. These include a National Police check ($40) and ASIO security assessment ($20).

High consequence dangerous goods licence

  • New or renew: 7.6 fee units = $116.20
  • Amend: 1.9 fee units = $29.05
  • Replace plastic card: $73.40

High consequence dangerous goods permit

  • New or renew: $0
  • Amend: $0
  • Replace plastic card: $0

High risk work

Licence fee for each class of high risk work

  • New: 4.5 fee units = $68.80
  • Renew: 3.4 fee units = $52.00
  • Replace plastic card: $0
  • Interstate transfer: 3.4 fee units = $52.00

Major hazard facilities

  • New, renew, amend or transfer: 9.3 fee units = $142.20 per hour
    (Max 6,570.9 fee units = $100,469.10 over 700 hours)

Plant and equipment design and alteration

  • Registration or notice of plant design: 20 fee units = $305.80
  • Registration or notice of altered plant design: 20 fee units = $305.80

Refer to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017.

Scheduled carcinogens

  • New or renew: 7.9 fee units = $120.80 per hour
    (Max: 86.9 fee units = $1,328.70 over 11 hours)

Exemptions

For further information on exemptions, refer to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 and their subordinate regulations.

More information

When you receive a licence, you must comply with any terms and conditions imposed on it. WorkSafe may suspend or cancel a licence if the activities relating to it are not being carried out safely and competently.

Licences are required by law

Licences are issued by WorkSafe under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 and their subordinate regulations.

Contact WorkSafe's licensing branch

To check the progress of an application or if you need assistance, contact the Licensing Branch at:

Licensing Branch
PO Box 279
Geelong Vic 3220

Phone 1300 852 562
Fax 1800 060 727
Email [email protected]