Gas work licence (hydrocarbon refrigerants) - Queensland


This licence is required to install, remove, alter, repair, service, test or certify the gas system of a device (i.e. charging, discharging or breaking into the refrigeration system) that uses hydrocarbon refrigerants.

Current holders of an interim licence are restricted to gas work based on the competencies held and on the manufacturer's products and gases as detailed on that manufacturer's training attendance certificate.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • hold a full ARC licence
  • hold relevant refrigeration competencies such as Certificate 3 Refrigeration Mechanic
  • For air conditioners, a Certificate 2 in Split Systems and Air Conditioning may be acceptable.

As there is now a recognised competency based training course available, interim licences are no longer issued.

To progress to a full licence, an interim licence holder will be required to undertake a recognised competency based training course in hydrocarbon refrigerants as listed in the Queensland gas work licence and gas work authorisation requirements document.


This licence remains in effect for the term specified on the licence.


Refer to the Application for Gas Work Licence in Forms below.

Application process

You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed Application for a gas work licence(hydrocarbon refrigerant) form to your regional office. You must also provide certified copies of relevant qualifications.

Before approval is granted

  • your qualifications must be verified by the department
  • provide evidence of training in hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants to the satisfaction of the Chief Inspector.


This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

The current code of practice is Australian Standard AS1677.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Mine Safety and Health

Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate

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:

Chief Inspector, Petroleum and Gas

Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate

Mine Safety and Health

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Department of Natural Resources and Mines contact list (Opens in new window)