Major amusement park licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a major amusement park. A major amusement park is a workplace that has at least 4 amusement devices, including at least 1 class 3, class 4 or class 5 amusement devices under AS 3533.1, or a high structure water slide at least 10 metres high.

If all the rides at a workplace are for a temporary event (such as an agricultural show or school fete) it is not a major amusement park and does not need this licence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The safety case and licence regime for major amusement parks requires a comprehensive and integrated approach for managing amusement device safety. As part of the safety case regime, major amusement parks are required to:

  • identify potential incidents and hazards involving amusement devices at the park
  • carry out a safety assessment for amusement devices at the park
  • implement control measures designed to eliminate or minimise the risk of an incident occurring
  • prepare an emergency plan, consult with emergency services and implement the plan when required
  • document information about the amusement devices at the park - for example about maintenance, inspections and testing of devices, and operator training
  • implement a safety management system for amusement devices at the park
  • consult with workers - for example in relation to the emergency plan, safety management system and preparing and reviewing the safety case monitor the effectiveness of the park's safety case.


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Application process


You must include the following information in your application:

  • the operator's name and address
  • evidence of identity required by the regulator
  • if the operator conducts business or undertaking under a business name, you must provide the business name and certificate
  • the amusement safety case
  • a declaration that the information contained in the application, to the best of the operator's knowledge, true and correct.

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Licensing and Advisory Services

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