Licence to Operate a Major Hazard Facility - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a major hazard facility. A major hazard facility is a facility at which schedule 15 chemicals are present or likely to be present in a:

  • quantity greater than their threshold quantity
  • quantity greater than 10 percent of their threshold quantity and the agency considers there to be potential for a major incident to occur, such as an escape, spillage, leakage, explosion, implosion or fire.

Schedule 15 chemicals include:

  • explosive materials
  • compressed and liquefied gases
  • flammable materials
  • oxidising materials
  • peroxides
  • toxic solids and liquids.

Service type


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

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Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

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