Date last updated

Monday 28 Oct 2019

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  • Licences

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  • Asbestos removal licence
  • Construction induction (white card)
  • Dangerous goods
  • Explosives
  • High risk work
  • Major hazard facilities
  • Plant and equipment design and alteration
  • Replacement licenses

Licenses and their fees

Each licence has different application requirements and fees.

Asbestos removal

Class A asbestos removal licence (new or renewal)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
60.3 fee units = $893.00 52.6 fee units = $760.05

Class B asbestos removal licence (new or renewal)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
52.5 fee units = $777.50 46.5 fee units = $671.95

Nomination of additional asbestos removal supervisor (OHS Regulations)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
Nil Nil

Changes to asbestos fees

Changes to the fees for an asbestos removal licenses (Class A and Class B) are being phased in over a five year period. Refer to regulation 451 of the OHS Regulations 2017 for the application fees.

Construction induction (white card)

Construction induction card (OHS Regulations)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
1.8 fee units = $26.70 1.8 fee units = $26.00

Dangerous goods

Carcinogens licence (new or renewal)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
7.9 fee units per hour = $117.00 per hour
(max 86.9 fee units = $1,287.00 over 11 hrs)
7.9 fee units per hour = $114.15 per hour
(max 86.9 fee units = $1,255.70 over 11 hrs)

Licence to access High Consequence Dangerous Goods *#

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
New or Renewal 7.6 fee units = $112.60
Amend = $28.10
Replace = $71.10
New or Renewal 7.6 fee units = $109.80
Amend = $27.50
Replace = $69.40

Permit to have unsupervised access to high consequence dangerous goods *#

New Renew Amend Replace
$0 $0 Nil Nil

Licence for a vehicle to transport dangerous goods

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
New or Renewal 0.98 fee units = $14.50
Amend = Nil
Replace = Nil
New or Renewal 0.98 fee units = $14.20
Amend = Nil
Replace = Nil

Application for a Dangerous Goods Driver Licence

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
New 5.77 fee units = $85.45
Renewal 5.49 fee units = $81.30
Amend 1.9 fee units = Nil
Replace 4.8 fee units = Nil
New 5.77 fee units = $83.40
Renewal 5.49 fee units = $79.30
Amend = Nil
Replace = Nil

Notification of dangerous goods storage and handling

New Renew Amend Replace
Nil Nil Nil Nil

Explosives

Licence to transport explosives by road *#

New Renew Amend Replace
$62.50 per vehicle $62.50 per vehicle $21.88 $50

Licence to transport explosives by rail *#

New Renew Amend Replace
$500 $500 $175 $50

Licence to drive a vehicle transporting explosives *#

New Renew Amend Replace
$62.50 $62.50 $21.88 $50

Licence to use blasting explosives *#

New Renew Amend Replace
$62.50 $62.50 $21.88 $50

Licence to manufacture, store, sell or import explosives *#

See licence page for fee details

Licence to use fireworks as a pyrotechnician *#

New Renew Amend Replace
$62.50 $62.50 $21.88 $50

High risk work

High risk work licence (new or additional class application)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
4.5 fee units = $66.60 (For each class of high risk work) 4.5 fee units = $65.00 (For each class of high risk work)

High risk work licence (renewal)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
3.4 fee units = $50.35 3.4 fee units = $49.10

High risk work licence (interstate transfer application)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
3.4 fee units = $50.35 3.4 fee units = $49.10

Replacement of lost, stolen or destroyed high risk work licence

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
$14.80 $14.45

Major hazard facilities

Major hazard facility licence (new or renewal)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
9.3 fee units per hour = $137.70 per hour
(max 6570.9 fee units = $97,315.00 over 700 hrs)
9.3 fee units per hour = $134.40 per hour
(max 6570.9 fee units = $94,949.50 over 700 hrs)

Major hazard facility licence (transfer of licence or amendment to licence)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
9.3 fee units per hour = $137.70 per hour
(max 6570.9 fee units = $97,315.00 over 700 hrs)
9.3 fee units per hour = $134.40 per hour
(max 6570.9 fee units = $94,949.50 over 700 hrs)

Plant design and/or alteration

Registration of plant design or notice of prescribed equipment design (OHS & EPS Regulations)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
20 fee units = $296.20 20 fee units = $289.00

Registration of altered plant design or notice of altered prescribed equipment design (OHS & EPS Regulations)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
20 fee units = $296.20 20 fee units = $289.00

Exemption application (OHS & EPS Regulations)

Fee for 2019/20 financial year Fee for 2018/19 financial year
46.2 fee units = $667.59 46.2 fee units = $684.20

More information

To check on the progress of an application contact the Licensing Branch.

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.

Licenses are required by law

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

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