Extinguishing Agent Trading Authorisation - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this authorisation if you intend to buy, sell, store or dispose of an extinguishing agent. These agents include ozone depleting and synthetic greenhouse depleting gases that are used in fire protection. This authorisation is a business level permit that can be used by technicians to acquire the extinguishing agent required for a particular task.

A Trading Authorisation is required to undertake the following activities:

  • Buy, sell or possess extinguishing agents in bulk; or
  • Fill or recover extinguishing agent.

A Trading Authorisation is not required by a purchaser of fire protection extinguishers or system cylinders already charged with an extinguishing agent listed in the Act.

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 to receive this authorisation you must:

  • Have appropriate equipment to be able to handle and prevent avoidable emissions;
  • Ensure that only people with the appropriate licence actually handle the extinguishing agent;
  • Provide a risk management plan with your application.

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


2 years.



Other resources

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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