Halon Special Permit - Australian Government


You will require this permit if you intend to handle or possess any compounds that contain a type of halomethane for use in fire protection equipment.

Halomethane (Halons) are fire extinguishing agents that are derived from methane using halogen atoms in place of hydrogen atoms.

You may be exempt from requiring this licence if your halon based fire protection systems are exclusively used in aviation or maritime situations. However, if you intend to possess or hold any stocks of halon extinguishing agents for use as a top up for your fire protection system then you will still be required to apply for this permit.

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 for this permit you must provide evidence to the Agency that:

  • you are able to competently carry out the activities covered by the permit
  • your intended use of the halon is for a purpose that is necessary to protect human life or operate equipment that is critical to the community
  • you have relevant training or experience
  • you are a fit and able person
  • there is no alternative to the halon use that is practicable, available at a reasonable cost, safe, or likely to result in less damage to the environment.

You must also provide a Risk Management Plan.

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


Valid for a maximum period of three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $286.00 1 year licence    
Apply Application All $572.00 2 year licence
Apply Application All $858.00 3 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)