Controlled Substances Licence - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you intend to import, export or manufacture:

  • Hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs)
  • Methyl bromide
  • Synthetic greenhouse gas (SGGs).

There are strict restrictions on the amount of HCFCs that a person is allowed to import or manufacture under a Controlled Substances Licence. You are allocated a quota. Once that quota has been exceeded, you will be required to arrange for a transfer of HCFC quota if you intend to continue importing or manufacturing HCFCs.

Methyl bromide may only be imported for authorised feedstock use, approved critical use or for genuine quarantine and pre-shipment as allowed by the Montreal Protocol.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to receive this licence you must complete the application form providing:


  • details on the substance, or substances that you intend to import, export or manufacture
  • the intended purpose of the substance
  • the amount of each substance proposed to be imported / exported (in grams)
  • country of origin or country of destination.

You must also be considered a fit and proper person before a licence can be granted.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $15000.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $15000.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Environment Protection

Environment Quality

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.