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Dangerous substance storage licence

A licence is required for LP gas (class 2.1), flammable liquids (class 3), toxic substances (class 6) and corrosive substances (Class 8) when certain limits are exceeded.

Application forms:

Guide for applicants:

Fees: Fees are dependent on the class and storage size. Please refer to our PDF icon List of fees for further information.

Duration: 1 year


Applying for a licence

Dangerous Substance licences include Class 3 Motor Spirit and Class 2 LPG Storage. If you intend to sell Class 3 Motor Spirits to the public you must apply for a PDF icon licence to sell petroleum products.

For each dangerous substance stored, supply the following:

  • name of dangerous substance
  • class of substance
  • quantity
  • packing group and how stored
  • detailed site plan (i.e. buildings/fences/roads/ignition points/fire extinguishers/drainage and bunding/signage etc.)

A site plan is not required when changing ownership unless the storage has changed, however you must provide proof of change of ownership, i.e. a letter of surrender from the previous owner, or similar document.

Fees to keep dangerous substances

Calculate the fees you need to pay by adding together fees for the total capacity of each substance within each class table. Fees are exempt from GST under Division 81 of the 'New Tax System' (Goods and Services Tax Act 1999).

Dangerous substances Class 2

For the purposes of calculating fees, the water capacity of a 45 kilogram liquefied petroleum gas cylinder must be taken to be 109 litres.

For each licensed premises in which the aggregate capacity of tanks, packaging and cylinders Term Fee 2019/20
LPG exceeds 560 litres (water capacity) but not exceeding 20 kilolitres 1 year $203.00
LPG exceeds 20 kilolitres (water capacity) but not exceeding 100 kilolitres 1 year $574.00
LPG exceeds 100 kilolitres (water capacity) 1 year $929.00

Dangerous substances Class 3 - includes Motor Spirit

For each licensed premises in which the aggregate capacity of tanks, packaging and cylinders Term Fee 2019/20
Exceeds 120 litres but not exceeding 1 kilolitre 1 year $106.00
Exceeds 1 kilolitre but not exceeding 25 kilolitres 1 year $203.00
Exceeds 25 kilolitres but not exceeding 250 kilolitres 1 year $499.00
Exceeds 250 kilolitres but not exceeding 2500 kilolitres 1 year $1,705.00
Exceeds 2,500 kilolitres but not exceeding 10,000 kilolitres 1 year $5,733.00
Exceeding 10,000 kilolitres 1 year $9,431.00

Dangerous substances Classes 6 and 8

For each licensed premises, where the sum of the maximum volume in litres and mass in kilograms of class 6 or 8 substances that may be kept in the premises pursuant to the licence.

For each licensed premises Term Fee 2019/20
Does not exceed 1,000 1 year $106.00
Exceeds 1,000 but not exceeding 25,000 1 year $203.00
Exceeds 25,000 but not exceeding 250,000 1 year $499.00
Exceeds 250,000 but not exceeding 2,500,000 1 year $1,705.00
Exceeds 2,500,000 1 year $5,733.00