Permit to Erect or Alter Lifts - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this permit if you intend to erect or alter a lift. Lifts must be manufactured and installed according to the relevant safety standards due to their potential impact on public health and safety.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

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 a permit you must provide details outlining the particulars of the lift. You will be required to provide information outlining:

  • Control;
  • Operational procedures;
  • Safety devices;
  • The size and construction details of the car;
  • The general layout; and
  • The maximum load and speed rating of the lift.

For alterations to existing lifts, you must provide information outlining what changes you intend to make to the lift.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
General Miscellaneous - $50.00

Minimum fee for testing of lifts plus $34.00 per hour.

General Miscellaneous Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $900.00

Minimum fee for re-testing of lifts, where initial test failed inspection, plus $98 per hour.

Apply Application - $89.00

Approval of lifts.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

Contact details

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

General Enquiries

Phone: 02 62073000
Fax: 02 62050336