Annual indexation to application fees for fire protection industry permit scheme
The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 (Regulation 346) provides for the annual indexation of permit application fees.
Consistent with the Wage Price Index figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in November 2020, fire protection permit application fees will increase by 1.354 per cent from 1 January 2021. The following table shows the permit fees and durations for 2020 and 2021.
|Permit type||Duration||2020 application fees||2021 application fees|
|Extinguishing agent handling licence – qualified persons||3 years||$438||$444|
|Extinguishing agent handling licence – experienced persons||3 years||$438||$444|
|Extinguishing agent trainee licence||1 years||$146||$148|
|Extinguishing agent trading authorisation||3 years||$735||$744|
|Halon special permit||3 years||$876||$888|
Please note: Since 1 January 2020, the default permit duration for all permits (excluding an extinguishing agent trainee licence) is three years. If a shorter duration is required, please contact the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board (FPIB).
For further information about the changes to permit fees, visit the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s website or contact the FPIB:
Executive Officer – Ozone Protection
Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board
PO Box 1049
Box Hill Vic 3128