Permit Assessment

If an applicant feels that their application has been assessed incorrectly and the result does not accord with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 (the Regulations), they can appeal that decision to the ARC in writing:

Australian Refrigeration Council
Locked Bag 3033
Box Hill VIC 3128
Email -

The appeal is considered by the ARC CEO who will undertake a separate review of the application to ensure compliance with the Regulations. The appeal application should clearly state:

  • the grounds for the appeal (what the non-compliance is and what the perceived error in assessment was)
  • the requested remedy (e.g. issue of Licence)
  • Any other pertinent matters supporting the application for appeal

Please note, the criteria associated with permit applications are controlled by the Regulations. The ARC does not have the authority to change these requirements under appeal.

Steps in the Appeals Process


Appeals Process