You will require this licence if you intend to import equipment that contains ozone depleting substances or synthetic greenhouse gasses into Australia. For example, refrigeration or air-conditioning equipment that contains a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) or hydrochloroflurocarbon (HCFC) refrigerant.
This licence is also required if the air-conditioning or refrigeration system is incorporated into another object such as a car, boat, yacht, caravan, earth moving equipment, vending or ice-making machine, ice cream maker, air-conditioner, refrigerator, water cooler, etc.
This licence is not required if you are importing no more than 5 pieces of equipment containing less than 10 kg in total in a single consignment.
Please consult the Contact officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
In granting a licence, there are several matters by which the agency may make its determination, including:
- Whether you are a fit and proper person;
- The suitability, intention and viability of the proposed use; and
- Possible alternative options available.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
$3000. Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Department of the Environment and Energy
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 (Australian Government)
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 (Australian Government)
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