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.
The annual indexation formula uses the Wage Price Index (WPI) figures published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Consistent with the WPI figures for the September 2021 quarter, the fire protection industry permit application fees will increase by 2.227% per cent from 1 January 2022.
The following table shows the permit fees and durations for 2021 and 2022.
|Permit type||Duration||2021 application fees||2022 application fees|
|Extinguishing agent handling licence – qualified persons||3 years||$444||$453|
|Extinguishing agent handling licence – experienced persons||3 years||$444||$453|
|Extinguishing agent trainee licence||1 years||$148||$151|
|Extinguishing agent trading authorisation||3 years||$744||$762|
|Halon special permit||3 years||$888||$909|
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