Essential Uses Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

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

  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs);
  • Halons;
  • Methyl chloroform;
  • Carbon tetrachloride; or
  • Bromochloromethane (BCM).

These substances are classed as banned ozone depleting substances and are only approved for particular uses.

An essential uses licence can only be granted if the substance is intended for laboratory and analytical uses (Annex IV of the Montreal Protocol outlines the approved uses). Please refer to the attached document for a listing of categories and examples of uses that are permissible with this licence.

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

The non-refundable fee of $3000 must be submitted with your application. Waivers may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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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