Recognition of interstate or NZ gas licences

If you hold an authority to carry out gas work in another Australian state or territory, or New Zealand, you may be eligible to apply under mutual recognition for an equivalent gas work licence or authorisation in Queensland.

If approved, any limits or conditions on your authority (e.g. type A only, LPG only, NG only, interim) will be applied to the equivalent Queensland gas work licence or authorisation.

How to apply

You can apply online using the online application form. You'll need to provide certified copies of:

You will also be required to provide a digital photograph taken within the last 6 months that meets the Australian passport photo guidelines

What happens next

Your application will be decided within 1 month of submitting your fully completed application.

During this period, you are 'deemed' to be registered in Queensland and can work under your current interstate or New Zealand licence (subject to any limits or conditions).

If your application is refused, you will need to stop work in Queensland within 2 weeks of being notified. You can finish any gas work that was in progress at the time of notification, but cannot start any new work.

Removing interstate or New Zealand conditions

After receiving your equivalent licence, you can apply to remove any limits of conditions provided you comply with Queensland gas work licence and authorisation requirements.

Once you have met the relevant requirements, you will need to amend your licence or authorisation issued under mutual recognition by lodging a new application. Fees apply.