If you need to renew your high risk ticket, you can do so within 12 months of the expiry date on your card.
If your HRW license expiry date is looming, you’ll need to apply for a new licence. The process for doing this differs between states, with some safety authorities requiring a paper form lodged in person, and some having an easy online process.
Here’s a quick rundown of the renewal process for each Australian state.
How to renew your HRW license in NSW
- SafeWork NSW will mail a renewal form to you a couple of months before the expiry date on your licence. Fill out this form and lodge it at your local Australia Post outlet. You’ll need to bring ID and a passport-sized photo.
Renew a high risk work licence in Queensland
- Worksafe QLD has an online services portal to help you renew. You would have received a renewal notice in the post with a code number – you’ll need this to renew, along with your driver’s licence number and a head shot of yourself. Find out more about the QLD renewal process here.
Victorian HRW renewal process
- In VIC, WorkSafe issues and renews high risk licences, and they will send you a reminder notice 3 months before your licence expires. The renewal process is completed online via the WorkSafe website.
Renewing a high risk license in WA
- The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety looks after licence renewals. You can do this online if you have your licence number and a recent photo of yourself. Read more here.
SA High risk work licence renewal
- In South Australia, SafeWork SA has an online portal set up for HRW renewals, or you can do this over the phone.
In Tasmania, you’ll need to lodge your renewal in person. Likewise, in the ACT, you can renew your high risk licence through your local Access Canberra Service Centre. For Territory residents, the NT WorkSafe site has some information on licence renewal here.