Registration of Plant Design - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this registration if you design any of the following plant:

  • pressure equipment
  • tower cranes
  • self-erecting cranes
  • lifts
  • building maintenance units
  • hoists with platform movement in excess of 2.4 metres designed to lift people
  • work boxes suspended from cranes
  • amusement structures
  • prefabricated scaffolding
  • boom-type elevating work platforms
  • gantry cranes and bridge cranes
  • vehicle hoists
  • mast-climbing work platforms
  • mobile cranes
  • chairlifts
  • concrete placing units.

Plant is a broad term covering machinery and equipment. A design is not required to be registered if it has already been registered in another State or Territory.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

For your design to be eligible for registration you must include the following information:

  • the date of the commencement and completion of the design
  • whether the design is for an alteration to existing plant
  • whether the registration is the first registration of the design of the plant
  • the intended primary use and performance capacity of the plant
  • if known by the designer, the intended manufacturer's name and address
  • the type and model number (if applicable) of the plant
  • if known by the designer, the intended fixed location of plant in the workplace
  • a description of controls, safety devices, supporting system and communication system for the plant (if applicable)
  • the hazard level of pressure equipment and the type of fluid to be used in the pressure equipment (if applicable)
  • a design verification statement that states that the design was produced in accordance with the record of published technical standards or engineering principles
  • the name, business address and qualifications of the person who produced the design verification statement, and if applicable, the name and business address of the organisation employing that design verifier
  • a representational drawing of the plant design.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.





Fees for 2016-17.



Please lodge the application form, fee, and any associated documents directly with the Agency. You will need to attach any relevant representational drawings.


The Notification of Altered Plant Design must be submitted if an item of registered plant is altered to an extent which requires the plant to be subject to new measures to control risk; or in the case of normally fixed plant, relocated and requires commissioning and new measures to control risk as a result of the relocation.

Approval time

Within 30 days.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Branch
Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Operating address:
222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
PO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


03 9641 1555


1800 136 089

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