have a QLD forklift licence that I received in 2007 through a previous employer and was wondering if it has expired and I need to renew or redo the licence. We found out yesterday (29 June) that hubby's QLD forklift ticket – supposedly a 'lifetime' ticket issued in 2004 – expires today (30 June).
Had to run around and find a post office that even had any forms, fill out form, get passport photo taken, pay and lodge at post office.
If you do not hold a WA licence but have recently moved to WA, please refer to the My driver's licence section for information on what your legal obligations are including if you need to obtain a WA licence.
Never known a government department to give the wrong advice over the phone. We're decades behind the rest of Australia :) If the new Worksafe tickets have just come into force in Qld , then they must be the last state in Aust to change over to the new Worksafe Nationally Accreditation Certification system , all the other Aust states have had them for years.So all up for something that should --never-- have expired in the first place.Not sure what it is like in Qld , but in WA , your details gets sent to a printing place in Melbourne and the ticket is printed and sent out to you from there.I renewed my ticket a few months ago and it took 1 week for me to get the new ticket in the mail.If the new Worksafe tickets have just come into force in Qld , then they must be the last state in Aust to change over to the new Worksafe Nationally Accreditation Certification system , all the other Aust states have had them for years.
Really pissed me off as I was under the impression my licence was for life and it's not like they are getting you to retrain or advise on new safety rules for this new system, I just see it as a money making scheme from Work Safe. Only available at "selected Australia Post outlets" All done now at least, now we just wait for the new card to arrive in the mail in 28 days or so.