Pre-Charged Equipment Licence - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you intend to import equipment that contains ozone depleting substances or synthetic greenhouse gasses into Australia. For example, refrigeration or air-conditioning equipment that contains a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) or hydrochloroflurocarbon (HCFC) refrigerant.

This licence is also required if the air-conditioning or refrigeration system is incorporated into another object such as a car, boat, yacht, caravan, earth moving equipment, vending or ice-making machine, ice cream maker, air-conditioner, refrigerator, water cooler, etc.

This licence is not required if you are importing no more than 5 pieces of equipment containing less than 10 kg in total in a single consignment.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

In granting a licence, there are several matters by which the agency may make its determination, including:

  • whether you are a fit and proper person
  • the suitability, intention and viability of the proposed use
  • possible alternative options available.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $3000.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $3000.00

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Equipment Licences (Opens in new window)

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.