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Plant Design Registration - South Australia


You will need to register plant designs if you intend to operate or design any items of plant.

Plant includes:

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

Plant designs which require registration are:

  • pressure equipment, other than pressure piping categorised as hazard level A, B, C, D using AS4343:2005
  • gas cylinders covered by AS 2030:2009
  • tower cranes
  • lifts, escalators and moving walkways
  • building maintenance units
  • hoists that are designed to lift people and have a platform movement in excess of 2.4m,other than scissor elevating work platforms
  • work boxes that are suspended from cranes
  • amusement structures covered by AS 3533, other than Class 1 structures
  • passenger ropeways
  • concrete placement units with delivery booms
  • prefabricated scaffolding
  • boom-type elevating work platforms
  • gantry cranes with a safe working load exceeding 5 tonnes or designed to handle molten metal or Schedule 10 hazardous chemicals
  • bridge cranes with a safe working load exceeding 10 tonnes or designed to handle molten metal or Schedule 10 hazardous chemicals
  • vehicle hoists
  • mast climbing work platforms
  • mobile cranes with a rated capacity exceeding 10 tonnes, other than tow-trucks.


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 registration, you must either be:

  • a person conducting a business or undertaking that designs an item of plant
  • a person with management or control of an item of plant at a workplace.



Life of the design (unless altered)


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $149.00

Fees for 2024-25

General Duplicate Certificate All $138.00

Replacement of documents. Fees for 2024-25

Administering agency

SafeWork SA

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.