Major hazard facility: Notification, registration and licence

What it is and how to notify, register and get a licence.

Email WorkSafe to notify


How to notify, register and get a licence


  1. Notification - no fee applies
  2. Registration - no fee applies
  3. Licence - fee varies. This is based on the time required to assess the safety case. It is capped at $100,469.10 in regulations.

Registration validity

Registration is valid for 30 months. 

At least six months before the registration expires (ie. 24 months after the facility is registered), an application for a licence must be submitted to WorkSafe. The application must include all of the details required Under Part 6.1 of the Regulations including a copy of the facilities' safety case.

Additional information

As part of the licence assessment process you may be required to provide WorkSafe with additional information as requested. WorkSafe will also usually go out to the facility to verify safety requirements stated in the safety case and to ensure compliance with the relevant parts of the OHS Regulations 2017.

If granted a licence, the licence remains valid for the length of the licence period shown on the licence. This can be up to 5 years.