Authorisation to Use, Handle or Store Prohibited and Restricted Carcinogens - South Australia


You will require this authorisation if you intend to use, handle or store prohibited or restricted carcinogens in South Australia.

A list of prescribed prohibited and restricted carcinogens are outlined in the regulations. An authorisation is required when a prescribed prohibited or restricted carcinogen is present in the following concentrations:

  • for a solid or liquid, 0.1% or more, determined as a weight / weight concentration
  • for a gas, 0.1% or more, determined as a volume / volume concentration.

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 authorisation, you must provide:

  • your name and business address
  • if you conduct your business or undertaking under a business name, that business name
  • the name and address of the supplier of the carcinogen
  • the address where the carcinogen will be used, handled or stored
  • the name of the carcinogen
  • the quantity of the carcinogen to be used, handled or stored at the workplace each year
  • the purpose and activity for which the carcinogen will be used, handled or stored
  • the number of workers that may be exposed to the carcinogen
  • a summary of the steps to be taken in relation to hazard identification, control measures and why the elimination or substitution of the carcinogen is not reasonably practicable.


Unlimited unless cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All There is no fee for the authorisation to use, handle or store a prohibited or restricted carcinogen.

Administering agency

SafeWork SA

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 Unit

SafeWork SA

South Australia
Operating address: Level 4
33 Richmond Road
Keswick, South Australia 5035
Mailing address: GPO BOX 465
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 1300 365 255
Fax: 08 8204 9200
Website: SafeWork SA (Opens in new window)