Authorisation to Use, Handle or Store Prohibited and Restricted Carcinogens - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this authorisation if you intend to use, handle or store a prohibited or restricted carcinogen. Restricted and prohibited carcinogens are listed in the Regulation. If you have provided notification of continuing work with a carcinogen in accordance with the requirements within the last five years, you will not require this authorisation until the five years expire.

Please note that prohibited carcinogens can only be used, handled or stored for genuine research or analysis.

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 for this authorisation you must:

  • provide details of the name and quantity of the carcinogen, and the purpose for which you intend to use it
  • provide information about how you will manage risks to health and safety
  • provide any other information required by Agency, including details of your workplace and business.

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


Five years.



No fees are required.



Authorisation needs to be obtained for each address where carcinogenic substances are used.

Approval time

60 days.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
SafeWork NSW

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Chemicals Team
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
SafeWork NSW

Operating address:
92 - 100 Donnison Street
Gosford, New South Wales 2250
Mailing address:
Lisarow, New South Wales 2250


13 10 50

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