Annual Indexation to Application Fees for Fire Protection Industry Permit Scheme

Under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations (1995), Regulation 346 provides for the annual indexation of permit application fees.

The annual indexation formula uses the Wage Price Index (WPI) figures, published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Due to the WPI figures released this year, fire protection licence application fees will increase by 2.006 per cent from 1 January 2018.

A table outlining the current permit fees as well as the permit fees and new permit durations for 2018 is provided below.

                                                         EATA and EAHL durations and fees for 2018

 Fire Protection Industry Permit

Year (s)

2017 Application Fees

2018 Application Fees                   

 Extinguishing agent handling licence Qualified (EAHL-Q)

 2

 $274

 $280

 3

 N/A

 $420

 Extinguishing agent handling licence Experienced (EAHL- Exp)

 1

 $137

 $140

 2 

 N/A

 $280

 3

 N/A

 $420

 Trainee extinguishing agent handling licence (EAHL-T)

 1

 $137

 $140

 Extinguishing agent trading authorisation (EATA)

 2

 $461

 $470

 3

 N/A

 $705

 Halon special permit (HSP)

 1

 $274

 $280

 2

 N/A

 $560

 3

 N/A

 $840

Application & Reporting Forms click here

For further information about the changes to permit fees, visit the Department of the Environment and Energy's website at http://www.environment.gov.au or contact the Fire Protection Industry (ODS&SGG) Board:

Executive Officer - Ozone Protection

Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board

PO Box 1049

Box Hill Vic 3128

T 1300 731 922

T 03 8892 3131

F 03 8892 3132

E ozone@fpib.com.au