Ozone Depleting Substances and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases
The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 (the Act) and its Regulations help ensure Australia meets legal obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Legislation, Ozone Depleting Substances & Synthetic Greenhouse Gases
The Act controls the manufacture, import and export of all Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases (SGGs) while the Regulations control major end-uses.
The Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Act 2014 has changed the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989, the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995, and the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995. Find out more
International agreements & legislation
Ozone depleting substances
Synthetic greenhouse gases
Licences and reporting requirements
A licence is required to import, export or manufacture ODSs and SGGs and to import refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that contains a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) or equipment that contains synthetic greenhouse gasses, unless an exepmtion applies.
- Licences and reporting
- Equipment licences
- HFCs, PFCs and SF6
- Methyl bromide
- Essential uses
- Used substances
Ozone science research and resources
Find out more about the ozone layer and ozone depletion.