Controlled Substances Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to import, export or manufacture:

  • Hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs).
  • Methyl bromide; or
  • Synthetic greenhouse gas (SGGs).

There are strict restrictions on the amount of HCFCs that a person is allowed to import or manufacture under a Controlled Substances Licence. Quota is allocated to each licensee and once that quota has been fully allocated you will be required to arrange for a transfer of HCFC quota if you wish to continue importing, or manufacturing HCFCs.

Methyl bromide may only be imported for authorised feedstock use, approved critical use or for genuine quarantine and pre-shipment as allowed by the Montreal Protocol.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to receive this licence you must complete the application form providing:

  • Details on the substance, or substances that you intend to import, export or manufacture;
  • The intended purpose of the substance;
  • The amount of each substance proposed to be imported/exported (in grams); and
  • Country of origin or country of destination.

You must also be considered a fit and proper person before a licence can be granted.

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

Duration

As specified on the licence.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

A non-refundable fee of $15 000 applies for the grant of each category of licence and is payable with the application unless a waiver has been granted.

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Environment Protection
Environment Quality

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

Enquiries, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Team
Department of the Environment and Energy
Environment Protection
Environment Quality


Operating address:
John Gorton Building
King Edward Terrace
Parkes
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62741373

Fax:

02 62742849
ozone@environment.gov.au

Supporting information

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