Have you purchased CFCs or HCFCs in Australia with the intention of exporting it for use on board ships or aircraft?
If so, you should be aware that you are required to provide quarterly reports on these exports under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989.
Exporting CFCs or HCFCs for use on board ships or aircraft without reporting them is an offence, which carries with it a maximum penalty of $11 000
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 controls the manufacture, import and export of ozone depleting substances in Australia. CFCs and HCFCs are some of these scheduled substances. The Act allows for the export of CFCs and HCFCs for use on board ships or aircraft. However, the CFC or HCFC must be used exclusively for meeting the reasonable servicing requirements of airconditioning or refrigeration equipment on board the ship or aircraft.
Quarterly reports are required from all manufacturers, importers and exporters of scheduled substances. Even if exports of CFCs or HCFCs are for use on board ships or aircraft, a quarterly report detailing the substance and quantity exported must be submitted to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Reports may be lodged at any time before the 15th day following the end of each reporting period (including at any time during the relevant reporting period).
If no exports were made during a reporting period, a 'nil' report is still required.
|Reporting Period||Reports Due|
|1 January - 31 March||15 April|
|1 April - 30 June||15 July|
|1 July - 30 September||15 October|
|1 October - 31 December||15 January|
Please note this requirement relates to the export of new, used, reclaimed and recycled CFCs and HCFCs. It does not relate to CFCs or HCFCs already contained within air conditioning or refrigeration equipment on board ships or aircraft prior to their departure from Australia.
Further information on reporting requirements under the Act is available online at http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2011C00372 . Alternatively you can contact the Ozone and Synthetic Gas Team on +61 2 6274 1373 or email email@example.com.
Licences and reporting
- EQPL and LVIL
- Controlled substances licences
- Essential Uses
- Used Substances
Importing into Australia
Importing a car, boat, caravan or fridge into Australia?
A licence may be required.