Extinguishing Agent Handling Licences (EAHL) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you are a fire protection technician or if you work with, or handle, extinguishing agents where there is a risk of an emission.

There are two categories of Extinguishing Agent Handling Licence (EAHL) that are offered under this application:

  • experienced persons EAHL
  • qualified persons EAHL.

The only difference between the two categories of licence is that you must apply for an experienced persons EAHL if you have not completed the necessary competency based training qualifications to be granted a qualified persons EAHL. Once you have completed the competency based training you must apply to transition to a qualified persons EAHL.

You may also receive an Extinguishing Agent Trainee Licence if you do not meet the required experience and / or qualification standards for a full licence.

You may receive a licence in one of the following types:

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
  • Fixed System Installation and Decommissioning
  • Fixed System Maintenance
  • Recovery, Reclamation and Recycling
  • Warehouse Maintenance
  • Control Systems Installation.

Please note that you may be required to hold more than one type licence depending on the work you undertake.

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

If applying for a qualified persons EAHL you must provide information on the competency based training units that you have completed. If applying for an experienced persons EAHL you must provide information on the experience you have in working with extinguishing agents

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


12 months.



Experienced $131; Qualified $263.

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 8892 3131


03 8892 3132

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