Plant Design Registration - New South Wales


You may need to register your plant design if you are in management or control of an item of plant, or if you have designed an item of plant. Plant includes:

  • any machinery, equipment, appliance, container, implement and tool
  • any component of those things
  • anything fitted or connected to any of those things.

Items of plant that must have their design registered include:

  • vehicle hoists
  • certain amusement devices
  • building maintenance units
  • concrete placing booms
  • prefabricated scaffolding
  • mast climbing work platforms
  • work boxes suspended from cranes
  • boom type elevating work platforms
  • lifts, escalators and moving walkways
  • mobile cranes with a rated capacity of greater than 10 tonnes
  • tower crane including self-erecting tower cranes
  • boilers and pressure vessels with a hazard level of A, B, C or D
  • hoists with platform movement of more than 2.4 metres designed to lift people
  • passenger ropeways
  • gantry cranes with a safe working load greater than five tonnes or bridge cranes with a safe working load of greater than 10 tonnes, and any gantry crane or bridge crane which is designed to handle molten metal or schedule 11 hazardous chemicals.

Manufacturers, importers, and suppliers of plant are prohibited from supplying plant unless the design of that plant is registered. Registration may not be required if the plant design is registered in another state.

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 this registration you must:

  • provide a signed statement that you have complied with your obligations, and specify the published technical standards and engineering principles used in the design
  • provide representation drawings of the design
  • provide a statement from the designer and design verifier
  • provide a declaration that you do not hold an equivalent registration under a corresponding work health and safety law
  • provide any other information required by the Agency.

Note: If located in another Australian jurisdiction outside NSW, it is recommended you register the design with your local state work health and safety regulator, or supply reasons registration is required in NSW.




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Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $331.00

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General Duplicate Certificate All $39.00

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Department of Customer Service

SafeWork NSW

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