Halon Special Permit
Any person or company possessing halon, which is for use in fire
protection equipment or systems, must hold a Halon Special Permit
Under the regulations it is an offence of strict liability to
possess halon without the appropriate permit.
Since 1 January 2018, companies can choose from one, two or
three year Halon Special Permits.
A HSP is not required for containers of halon physically
attached and forming part of an installed fire protection system or
extinguisher or where the ODS or SGG is contained within the
equipment (e.g. a portable extinguisher containing halon).
How to apply for a Halon Special Permit
A Halon Special Permit may be granted by the Fire
Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board where it is satisfied
- the applicant is appropriately experienced and the use of the
halon is to protect human life or operate equipment that is
critical to the community.
- there is no practicable and safe alternative available at
To apply for a HSP an application form must be completed.
Download a copy of the application form here.
A Risk Management Plan must
also be completed and submitted to the Fire Protection Industry
(ODS & SGG) Board, as part of the application process. A
HSP holder may also need to hold an Extinguishing Agent Trading
Authorisation (EATA) if they trade in that halon.