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Apply for plant design registration

An application for plant design registration is required before supplying the items listed in Part 1 of Schedule 5 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

The designer or the person with management or control of an item of plant can apply to have a plant design registered. This could include the manufacturer, importer or supplier. To apply you will need to complete a Form 14 - Application for registration of plant design (PDF, 0.2 MB). The application form has eight sections and should be completed as follows:

  1. The applicant needs to complete sections 1, 2 and 3
  2. The designer complete sections 5 and 6
  3. The design verifier complete sections 7 and 8
  4. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) completes the confirmation in section 4.

To ensure the application is complete and processed with minimum delay you should use the checklist at the end of the form.

The same process applies to a new plant design registration or for an altered plant design.


Application type Fee*
Application for registration of design of item of plant 132.29
*On 1 July 2023 fees and charges made pursuant to the Queensland Treasury Principles for Fees and Charges (October 2021) have increased by 3.4%, as per the annual Government Indexation Rate (GIR) for the 2023-24 financial year.

Submit your application

To submit your application, email the completed form to

You will need to include any referenced drawings with the application and the fee is required with the application.

Payment options

You must pay the application fee when lodging the application otherwise applications will not be processed. GST does not apply to this fee.

Payment options are:

  • Credit card - A payment link will be sent from: once your application has been submitted.
  • Cheques made payable to The Office of Industrial Relations and mailed to:

Engineering Unit
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
Office of Industrial Relations
PO Box 820

What happens after I submit an application?

After receiving an application and payment has been receipted:

  1. We will check each section of application form. It is important that all applicants provide the correct information to ensure there are no delays.
  2. If any information is missing, we will contact the applicant by email or phone.
  3. Once details are verified the application will be registered.
  4. A registration document will be returned to the applicant and a copy kept by WHSQ. The plant design registration number will be provided on the document, which includes a confirmation section completed by WHSQ. On receipt of the confirmed design registration, the applicant must provide the registration number to anyone involved with the manufacture, importation or supply of the plant. Manufacturers, suppliers and importers are required to provide the registration number to anyone who purchases the plant.
  5. Following the registration of plant design, an owner is required to register specified items of plant before it is permitted to be used at the workplace. Find out more about plant registration.