To apply to the Commission for a WHS entry permit use Form F42A and statutory declaration F42B, which can be found on the Forms page of our website.
An application for a WHS entry permit must be made by a union.
The application must:
NOTE: The requirement that the proposed WHS permit holder will hold an entry permit issued under the Fair Work Act 2009 (the FW Act) only applies where a person has also applied for a Fair Work entry permit under s.512 of the FW Act and is waiting for it to be issued.
The application should include:
Evidence of satisfactory completion of approved WHS right of entry training will also need to be provided. A copy of the certification of completion of training is sufficient. For more information please go to Right of entry training.
The application must be signed by an office holder authorised by the rules of the union.
You will need to check your organisation's rules to see who is an authorised office holder. If the authorised office holder is on leave and someone is acting in their absence, you will need to check your organisation's rules to find out whether the person who is acting can sign the application.
Make sure you:
If the permit, once granted, is to be sent to a specific address, please highlight this in the covering email or letter.
Previous and expired WHS permits must be returned to the Commission. If your previous WHS permit has not yet expired, your application can be lodged electronically without returning the original WHS permit.
The application (with all attachments) can be emailed to email@example.com.
If you email your application you will not receive an acknowledgement of successful lodgment unless you specifically request one.
You can lodge multiple applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you lodge the application electronically you do not need to also forward the application by mail, electronic lodgment is sufficient. However the original permit must be returned either by post or by hand to the Commission.
A number of factors influence the time taken to process and consider whether to issue a permit, including:
A good start to ensuring a faster turnaround time is to:
To apply for a WHS permit in the following jurisdictions, the appropriate authorities are: