Used Substances Licence - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you intend to import or export used or recycled ozone depleting substances. This includes:

  • chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  • hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HFCS)
  • hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs)
  • methyl bromide
  • bromochloromethane (BCM)
  • halons
  • carbon tetrachloride
  • methyl chloroform
  • hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
  • perfluorocarbons (PFCs)
  • sulfur hexafluoride
  • nitrogen trifluoride.

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 Application All $15000.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $15000.00

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Guidance on the Import and Export of Used Scheduled Substances (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.