Licence to Operate a Major Hazard Facility - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to operate a major hazard facility. A major hazard facility (MHF) is a facility where large quantities of hazardous materials and dangerous goods are stored, handled and / or processed. The materials and goods are listed within the schedule 14 of the regulations.

This licence is required as part of the registration of an MHF.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


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


Exemptions may apply. Contact the Authority regarding eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must provide the Authority with the application form detailing:

  • evidence of identity
  • a photograph (if specified by the authority)
  • details of your licence history
  • details of any occupational health and safety convictions
  • a list of the schedule 14 materials you will store, handle or process
  • the declaration and consent signed by the applicant.

Please consult the Authority for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this approval that you abide by all industry legislation and codes of practice and any specific conditions on the approval. You must provide any relevant records and information as required by the Authority, and you must notify the Authority of any licence detail changes in writing.

You may need to have an annual inspection, and regular on-site visits from the Agency.


This licence can be valid for up to 5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees apply.

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 Victoria

Application process


Please lodge an application form, fees, and any associated documents directly with the Agency. It is advisable to discuss your application with the Agency before you formally apply.

Approval time

Approximately 30 days, although legislation allows up to 90 days.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

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 Branch

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9641 1555
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)