Australian New Zealand Standard AS / NZS 1677.1:1998: Refrigerating Systems - Refrigerant Classification - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend apply for a refrigerant air-conditioning (RAC) industry permit.

A RAC industry permit means any of the following:

  • Refrigerant handling licence;
  • Refrigerant trading authorisation;
  • RAC equipment manufacturing authorisation;
  • Halon special permit; or
  • Restricted refrigerant trading authorisation.

To be eligible for a permit you must demonstrate your knowledge of any standard relevant to work to be carried out under your permit. You must carry out any work under a permit in accordance with the relevant standard.

This standard specifies a simple means of referring to common refrigerants instead of using the chemical name, formula, or trade name. It also establishes a uniform system to be used in assigning the proper reference number and classification to refrigerants. The system for refrigerants classification is defined and physical data of common refrigerants listed.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Australian Refrigeration Council

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

Contact Officer, Head Office
Department of the Environment and Energy
Australian Refrigeration Council


Operating address:
Level 1
818 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill
Victoria 3128
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 3033
Box Hill
Victoria 3128

Phone:

1300884483

Fax:

1300554023
enquire@arctick.org

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