Major amusement parks
A major amusement park is a workplace which has at least four amusement devices including at least one class 3, class 4 or class 5 amusement device under AS 3533.1, or a high structure water slide at least 10m in height. If all the rides at a workplace are for a temporary event like an agricultural show or school fete, it is not a major amusement park.
The following parks currently meet the criteria for a major amusement park:
- Aussie World
- Sea World
- Warner Bros. Movie World
- Wet ‘n’ Wild
- White Water World.
The licensing system will apply to any new major amusement parks in Queensland, which meet the criteria for a major amusement park.
From 1 May 2019, major amusement parks will have:
- six months to provide the regulator with a safety case outline
- two years to provide the regulator with a safety case and apply for a major amusement park licence. A park can continue to operate amusement devices during this period.
The safety case and licence regime for major amusement parks requires a comprehensive and integrated approach for managing amusement device safety. As part of the safety case regime, major amusement parks will be required to:
- identify potential incidents and hazards involving amusement devices at the park
- carry out a safety assessment for amusement devices at the park
- implement control measures designed to eliminate or minimise the risk of an incident occurring
- prepare an emergency plan, consult with emergency services and implement the plan when required
- document information about the amusement devices at the park—for example about maintenance, inspections and testing of devices, and operator training
- implement a safety management system for amusement devices at the park
- consult with workers—for example in relation to the emergency plan, safety management system and preparing and reviewing the safety case monitor the effectiveness of the amusement device safety case.
- Last updated
- 06 August 2019