Applying for a new Refrigerant Handling Licence

IMPORTANT: please ensure that you are applying for the right type of permit before you pay. For example, ensure that you do not pay for a full RHL if you are applying for a Trainee licence. Do not submit a new application if you have an existing RHL, CLICK HERE to go to the RHL renewal page.

Not sure you chose the correct permit application or if your payment went through?


  • Do not complete another application – contact the ARC on 1300 884 483 to confirm.
  • The ARC can check you have applied for the appropriate permit and fee amount.


  • If you think you have made multiple payments for a permit contact ARC ASAP on 1300 884 483.
  • Please refer to the Refund Guidance and FAQs available in the Information page here. 

Please note that application fees are not refundable if you change your mind or have chosen to withdraw your application.

View current application fees here

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    Box Hill VIC 3128