Equipment Permits

Who requires a permit?
Any persons installing, repairing and routinely servicing fire protection potable equipment or fire protection systems must hold a permit issued by the Chief Officer of the Tasmania Fire Service (TFS).

What will a permit enable me to do?
Permits are required for two distinct types of fire protection: one for fire protection systems; the other for portable fire protection equipment.

For fire protection systems permits, compliance with the Tasmania Fire Service Code of Practice Fire Protection Systems is required along with Appendix A - Information for prospective permit holders is required to be read and understood.

Once issued, permits legally allow you to install, repair and routinely service all fire protection equipment specified in the scope of the relevant permit.

How do I get a permit?
Read through the relevant application form (refer below) and if you think you can meet the requirements, fill out the appropriate application, and along with all required documentation and fees, send your application to Building Safety administration: / or

Tasmania Fire Service
Fire Protection Equipment Permit
GPO Box 308

How long will it take to process a new application?
'System' permits are issued to companies. Referee reports are required to support an application. A panel consisting of TFS and industry representatives will convene to consider the application, which will take around 4 - 6 weeks to process.

For 'portable' type fire protection equipment permits, applicants must provide a statement of attainment for two compulsory and at least one elective competency from the Asset Maintenance (Portable Fire Protection Equipment) Training Package before a permit will be issued. If all requirements are provided, applications are usually processed in five working days.

How do I renew my existing permit?
All permits issued by the TFS have an expiry date. Existing holders of systems permits who wish to renew their permits should submit a re-application form.

Application forms

Being issued with a permit under Regulation 7 of the General Fire Regulations 2021 does not preclude a permit holder from the need to comply with legislative obligations under any other Act or regulation.

ASE Information 

For information on Connection, Disconnection, Installation, Faults or Technical support for an ASE please see the ASE Information page.

For further information on the upgrade to the ASE Romteck 3118 please see the Upgrade Monitored ASE page.


Storz 65mm hose coupling requirements
The Tasmania Fire Service uses 65mm Storz hermaphrodite couplings for delivery of water to building fire hydrants, fire sprinkler systems and static water supplies. It is critical for safe, efficient and effective firefighting operations and for the safety of building occupants that the Storz couplings comply with minimum requirements. This building safety guideline is based on the requirements of the Tasmania Fire Service to ensure capability with brigade equipment. The guideline is available here.

Any perceived or actual non-compliance couplings must be rectified in line with this guideline or reported to Tasmania Fire Service, Building Safety email: 

It is important for firefighter and building occupant safety that Storz couplings conform to the requirements in the Building Code of Australia and subsequently Australian Standards 2419.4: 2021.  The requirements to ensure Storz couplings have been tested to conform with this standard have been in place in Tasmania since 2011 and are retrospective.  You can access more information on the minimum requirements, through this guide to Australian Building Product Conformity

Approved Storz Coupling List
Tasmania Fire Service have approved the use of Storz couplings that have passed the minimum testing requirements. All approved couplings are identified in the 'Approved Storz Coupling' list. Only approved couplings must be used for the purposes of firefighting in both the built environment and the bushfire environment. The list is available here.



Home Fire Safety Coalition (HFSC)

The HFSC between AFAC and FPA Australia is to provide community and industry a nationally consistent approach to residential sprinklers, for further details click here.