Registration of Premises for Dangerous Substances - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this registration if you operate a business where handling or storage of a dangerous substance is likely to occur in the course of manufacture, trade or commerce at a premises. A dangerous substance includes, but is not limited to:

  • An explosive substance or article;
  • A dangerous good;
  • A combustible liquid;
  • A hazardous substance; or
  • Declared by regulation or by the Agency to be a dangerous substance.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Submit an application form showing details of the premises, dangerous substance, handling involved and any other conditions or exemptions relevant;
  • Ensure that all people at the premises take reasonable steps to minimise the risks involved;
  • Comply with any requirements or instructions regarding safety and risk management, handling, labelling and behaviour;
  • Submit documentation outlining your Safety Management System;
  • Supply any information or documents required under current legislation; and
  • Pay the relevant application fees.

Other licensing requirements may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 10 years.






Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
WorkSafe ACT

Act(s) name

Dangerous Substances Act 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Substances (General) Regulation 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
WorkSafe ACT


02 62073000


02 62050336

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