Major Hazard Facility Licence and Notification - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to operate a major hazard facility. Certain premises where Schedule 15 chemicals are present, or are likely to be present, are classified as major hazard facilities. For example, facilities such as oil refineries, chemical processing plants, and large chemical and gas storage deports have hazardous chemicals in large amounts. Facilities that exceed or are likely to exceed their threshold quantity must be licensed.

Please be aware that you must notify the agency if your facility has Schedule 15 chemicals present or likely to be present in a quantity that exceeds 10 per cent of their threshold quantity. Schedule 15 chemicals are outlined in the attached document.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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No fee is payable at time of submission.

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Lodgement process


Notification of a major hazard facility must be given to the agency within three months.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

SafeWork NSW

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:

Licensing Enquiries

SafeWork NSW

Department of Customer Service

New South Wales
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 2906
Lisarow, New South Wales 2250
Phone: 13 10 50
Website: SafeWork NSW (Opens in new window)