ARC licence fees frozen for 2024

The year has started with some good news for fridgies: the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) has announced that ARCtick licence application fees have been frozen for 2024.

The freeze is part of a DCCEEW initiative to ensure licences are financially accessible amid cost-of-living pressures.

Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) chief executive officer Glenn Evans says the decision reflects a shared commitment by ARC and DCCEEW to keep business costs down.

“ARC has long advocated to keep fee increases as low as possible, and we are delighted that the Department has taken this initiative,” he says.

“Fees are normally indexed annually based on the Wage Price Index, which would have resulted in a 4.1 per cent increase on January 1 this year.

“Instead, thanks to the Department’s initiative, we can announce a zero change in fees for 2024, making this one of the few business costs that will not increase this year.”

RAC permit typePermit duration2023 and 2024 application fee
Refrigerant handling licence (RHL)1 year$83
2 years$166
3 years$249
Restricted refrigerant handling licence1 year$83
2 years$166
3 years$249
Refrigeration and air conditioning trainee licence1 year$35
Refrigerant trading authorisation (RTA)1 year$262
2 years$524
3 years$786
Restricted refrigerant trading authorisation1 year$83
2 years$166
3 years$249

For more information visit the ARC website.

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