Australia and New Zealand Refrigerant Handling Code of Practice 2007 - 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 code details the use and management of fluorocarbon refrigerants. It specifies requirements which are mandatory for compliance with the code, and also includes best practice recommendations. It contains two Parts:

Part 1 Self-contained low charge systems. This Part applies only to appliances which contain a fluorocarbon refrigerant charge of two kilograms or less, and do not require any work to be done on the refrigeration system at the time of installation.

Part 2 Systems other than self-contained low charge systems. This Part applies to all refrigeration and air conditioning systems which use fluorocarbon refrigerants, including heat pumps and transport refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

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

Supporting information

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