Major Hazard Facility Licence and Notification - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a major hazard facility. Certain premises where Schedule 15 chemicals are present, or are likely to be present, are classified as major hazard facilities. For example, facilities such as oil refineries, chemical processing plants, and large chemical and gas storage deports have hazardous chemicals in large amounts. Facilities that exceed or are likely to exceed their threshold quantity must be licensed.

Please be aware that if your facility has Schedule 15 chemicals present or likely to be present in a quantity that exceeds 10 percent of their threshold quantity you must notify the Agency.

Schedule 15 chemicals are outlined in the attached document.

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.


A licence is not required for a certain facilities regulated under different legislation. Please see the Regulation for further details.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.



No fee is payable at time of submission.


Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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

Licensing Enquiries
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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