Extinguishing Agent Trading Authorisation - Australian Government


You will need this authorisation if you intend to buy, sell, store or dispose of an extinguishing agent. These agents include ozone depleting and synthetic greenhouse depleting gases that are used in fire protection. This authorisation is a business level permit that can be used by technicians to acquire the extinguishing agent required for a particular task.

A trading authorisation is required to undertake the following activities:

  • buy, sell or possess extinguishing agents in bulk
  • fill or recover extinguishing agent.

A trading authorisation is not required by a purchaser of fire protection extinguishers or system cylinders already charged with an extinguishing agent listed in the legislation. Please note that this authorisation does not permit a person to acquire, store or dispose of halon.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this authorisation you must:

  • have appropriate equipment to be able to handle and prevent avoidable emissions
  • provide details of relevant training and experience
  • supply the name of employer if applicable
  • ensure that only people with the appropriate licence actually handle the extinguishing agent
  • provide a risk management plan with your application.


Three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $786.00

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

Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board

Contact details

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