Interstate High Risk Licences

Interstate licences

All current photographic high risk work (HRW) licences, regardless of which state or territory they were issued in, are recognised nationally.

Therefore, if you have a current photographic HRW licence from a state or territory other than Queensland, you can still legally conduct HRW in Queensland.

Current photographic nationally recognised licences must be renewed every five years. To renew your current interstate licence to a Queensland licence you must:

  • have a Queensland residential address
  • have a fly in-fly out work arrangement
  • live within 100km of the border.
Convert your interstate licence

All old style non-photographic and non-renewable HRW licences must be converted to photographic and renewable licences that are recognised nationally.

Convert expired interstate HRW licences

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is unable to convert expired interstate licences to national renewable photographic HRW licences as prescribed under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (PDF, 2.53 MB). 

To convert, contact your original state of issue regarding the validity of your certificate or licence and notify them of your current address prior to making application to convert your licence to the new format.

Current interstate HRW licences

If your current interstate photographic HRW licence is due to expire, it can be converted to a Queensland licence.

Up until 30 June 2014 you can convert your licence at Queensland Australia Post Offices. Visit the Australia Post website to find your nearest Bank@Post Queensland outlet (these are the outlets that process licence applications). You will need to APPLY IN PERSON with the following:

  • Three forms of identification totaling 100 points.
  • Regulation passport-sized current photo, or have one taken at an Australia Post outlet.
  • The original 'old style' certificate/s for the class/es of HRW in which you wish to be licensed.
  • Completed form F2 - Licence to perform high risk work (LHRW) conversion and interstate conversions application (available from participating Australia Post offices outlets), to be signed in front of the processing counter staff member.
  • The $70 application fee.

After 30 June conversion of interstate licences will not be managed through Australia Post.

For further information on the interstate conversion process from 1 July 2014 please contact Advisory Services on 3828 3115.