Licence to Access High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG) - Victoria

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to access high consequence dangerous goods (HCDG). This applies to importing, exporting, manufacturing, selling, using, transporting, transferring, disposing of, or supplying HCDG.

Dangerous goods are substances and articles that are potentially hazardous to people and property. They may be corrosive, flammable, explosive, spontaneously combustible, oxidising or reactive with water. Certain dangerous goods are declared by the Agency to be HCDG.

An employee or contractor of a licence holder will not require this licence provided they are supervised by the licence holder or hold a permit authorising unsupervised access to HCDG.

Approved educational or research institutions or laboratories may not require this approval. You must hold a valid licence for that particular activity. Primary producers also require this licence to store, supply and use.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • demonstrate a lawful need for access to HCDG
  • be a resident of Victoria (individual applicants) or carry on business in Victoria (corporate applicants)
  • not have committed any serious offences in the past 10 years that indicate that you may be a security risk
  • pass a security assessment
  • provide a security plan for the activities to be covered by the licence
  • provide all of the information required in the Authority's Application for a HCDG licence form
  • provide proof of Identification and consent to the Authority to obtaining certain information
  • pay the application fee.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to 5 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $106.00

Per licence class. Fees for 2016-17.

Apply Application $20.00 ASIO security assessment. Fees for 2016-17.
Apply Application $40.00 National Police Check. Fees for 2016-17.
Renew Duplicate Certificate $67.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Vary Variation $26.50

Amendment to a licence. Fees for 2016-17.

Application process

Apply

Please ensure you include all the required documentation with your application, as detailed on the application documents.

Lodgement process

Apply

Please lodge your application and associated documentation directly with the Licensing Branch at WorkSafe Victoria.

Approval time

Within 30 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.

Licensing Branch

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: PO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9641 1555
Other: 1800 136 089
Email: licensing@worksafe.vic.gov.au
Website: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/ (Opens in new window)