High Risk Work Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to carry out high risk work (HRW). High risk work includes:

  • scaffolding - basic, intermediate and advanced
  • rigging work - dogging, basic, intermediate and advanced rigging
  • crane and hoist operation - tower, self-erecting tower, derrick, portal boom, bridge and gantry, vehicle loading, non slewing mobile, slewing, materials hoist, personnel and materials hoist, boom-type elevating work platform, vehicle mounted concrete placing boom
  • forklift operation - forklift trucks, order-picking forklift trucks
  • pressure equipment operation - basic, intermediate and advanced boiler operation, turbine operation, reciprocating steam engine operation.

You can only undertake the type of HRW endorsed on your licence. However, you can add new classes to your HRW licence, which allows you to carry out different types of high risk work on a single licence.

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 licence, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • undertake the relevant training for your type of HRW
  • be assessed by an accredited HRW assessor.


Five years unless suspended or cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Other, Sole Trader $90.00

Fees for 2024-25

General Duplicate Certificate Other, Sole Trader $29.00

Fees for 2024-25

Renew Renewal Other, Sole Trader $44.00

Fees for 2024-25

Transfer Transfer All $90.00

Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation Other, Sole Trader $45.10

Application to add a class to the licence. Fees for 2024-25

Other resources

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2020 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


Contact details

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