Extinguishing Agent Handling Licences - Australian Government


You will require one of these licences if you are a fire protection technician or if you work with, or handle, extinguishing agents where there is a risk of an emission. Such work includes decanting the agent, installing or maintaining fire protection equipment and decommissioning or disposing of fire protection equipment.

There are two categories of Extinguishing Agent Handling Licence (EAHL) that are offered under this application:

  • experienced persons EAHL
  • qualified persons EAHL.

The only difference between the two categories of licence is that you must apply for an experienced persons EAHL if you have not completed the necessary competency based training qualifications to be granted a qualified persons EAHL. Once you have completed the competency based training you must apply to transition to a qualified persons EAHL.

You may also receive an Extinguishing Agent Trainee Licence if you do not meet the required experience and / or qualification standards for a full licence.

You may receive a licence in one of the following types:

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
  • Fixed System Installation and Decommissioning
  • Fixed System Maintenance
  • Recovery, Reclamation and Recycling
  • Warehouse Maintenance
  • Control Systems Installation.

Please note that you may be required to hold more than one type licence depending on the work you undertake.

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.


The Agency may be able to grant a Special EAHL or special circumstances which would allow a person to carry out work at a specified kind of place and / or on specified fire protection equipment. Please note that there must be special circumstances to justify the granting of this exemption.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to receive this licence you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • supply details about relevant training and experience
  • supply the name of employer if applicable
  • have completed an eligible competency based training course.

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


Maximum 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $286.00

2 year licence

Apply Application All $429.00 3 year licence
Apply Application All $143.00 1 year licence

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

Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Executive Officer - Ozone Protection

Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board

Mailing address: PO BOX 1049
Box Hill, Victoria 3128
Phone: 1300 731 922
Phone: 03 8892 3131
Fax: 03 8892 3132
Website: Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board (Opens in new window)