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    About applying for or renewing a responsible worker identity card

    If you have a security sensitive dangerous substances permit, you can apply to have 'responsible workers' added to the permit. 'Responsible workers' can carry out restricted activity on your behalf.

    These activities include:

    • manufacturing
    • importing
    • exporting
    • buying
    • supplying
    • using
    • disposing
    • storing
    • transporting.

    How to apply or renew

    What you need to apply or renew

    You must visit a service centre and:

    • provide a completed application form (PDF, 1.3MB)
    • provide proof of identity documents
    • pay a fee.

    Can I apply or renew?

    You can apply if you:

    • are 18 or older
    • have a legitimate need for the permit
    • are a 'fit and proper person' as determined by a national police record check (you must give consent to this check on your application form)
    • have an existing SSDS permit.

    Proving your identity

    You must provide 3 documents from the following lists to support your application. All documents must be:

    • current
    • the originals (not photocopies or certified copies)

    You must have:

    • One document from category A and 2 documents from category B, or
    • Two documents from category A and one document from category B.

    • Birth certificate (not an extract)
    • Citizenship papers
    • Passport
    • Driver licence
    • Firearm licence
    • Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs issued travel documents, including a visa
    • Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs issued certificate of evidence of residential status.

    • Medicare card
    • Plastic bank or credit card, with signature
    • Tertiary student card
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs or Centrelink Pensioner Concession card
    • Births Deaths and Marriages change of name or marriage certificate (to prove name change)
    • Security guard or crowd controller licence
    • Government issued personal photo ID card.

    How much it costs

    Security sensitive dangerous substances permits (SSDS)Fee

    Application for long-term SSDS permit - base fee

    $221

    Application for short-term SSDS permit - base fee

    $221

    Replacement of permit (first time) 

    $15.30

    Replacement of permit (second or subsequent time)

    $30.60

    Responsible workersFee

    Nomination of new responsible worker (including renewals)

    $85

    Additional fee for each background check

    $71.40

    Additional fee for each responsible worker

    $13.60

    Replacement of identity card (first time)

    $13.60

    Replacement of identity card (second or subsequent time)

    $22.10

    Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

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    More Information

    Please visit WorkSafe Tasmania for more information on applying for or renewing a responsible worker identity card.