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 1.96 per cent from 1 January 2017.

The table below lists the current application fees and application fees from 1 January 2017:  

  Fire Protection Industry Fees    
  Previous Fee (2016)    
  Fee from 1 January 2017    
 Extinguishing Agent Handling Licence - Qualified Persons (2years)   $269  $274
 Extinguishing Agent Handling Licence - Experienced Person - Licence 6 (1Year)   $134  $137
 Extinguishing Agent Handling Licence - Trainee (1Year)  $134  $137
 Extinguishing Agent Trading Authorisation (2years)  $452  $461
 Halon Special Permit (1Year)  $269  $274

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For further information about the changes to permit fees, visit the Department of the Environment and Energy's website at 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