NNF 2019/283 - Importing hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) equipment

NNF 2019/283 - Importing hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) equipment


Please note the below changed from 1/1/20 as advised by International Ozone Protection & Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Team, Department of the Environment & Energy.


Rules for importing hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) equipment are changing on 1 January 2020.

  • From 1 January 2020 importing all types of HCFC equipment (including, for example, HCFC aerosols and HCFC fire protection equipment) will be banned, except in certain circumstances. This includes all equipment that uses HCFCs, even if it does not have gas in it at the time of import.
  • From 1 January 2020, an equipment licence may be granted for import of HCFC equipment only in limited circumstances.
  • From 1 January 2020 low volume imports of HCFC equipment without a licence will no longer be allowed.

Details on our website: environment.gov.au or contact us at  ozone@environment.gov.au or on +61 2 6274 1373


Kind regards, 

Phil Gray
Regional Manager Western Australia