Halon Special Permit - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to handle or possess any compounds that contain a type of halomethane for use in fire protection equipment.

Halomethane (Halons) are fire extinguishing agents that are derived from methane using halogen atoms in place of hydrogen atoms.

You may be exempt from requiring this licence if your halon based fire protection systems are exclusively used in aviation or maritime situations. However, if you intend to possess or hold any stocks of halon extinguishing agents for use as a top up for your fire protection system then you will still be required to apply for this permit.

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 permit you must satisfy the Agency that:

  • You are able to competently carry out the activities covered by the permit;
  • Your intended use of the halon is for a purpose that is necessary to protect human life or operate equipment that is critical to the community; and
  • There is no alternative to the halon use that is practicable, available at a reasonable cost, safe, or likely to result in less damage to the environment.

You must also provide a Risk Management Plan.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Maximum 1 year.



Administering agency

Fire Protection Association Australia

Act(s) name

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Ozone and Greenhouse Section
Fire Protection Association Australia

Operating address:
Building 2, 31-47
31-47 Joseph Street
Blackburn North
Victoria 3130
Mailing address:
PO Box 1049
Box Hill
Victoria 3128


03 88923131


03 88923132

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