Australian Refrigeration Council
is an acronym for the Australian Refrigeration Council Ltd, an independent body appointed in 2005 by the Minister for Environment and Heritage to administer the national refrigeration and airconditioning permit scheme.

ARC is responsible on behalf of The Australian Government for granting Refrigerant Trading Authorisations and Refrigerant Handling Licences, (approved under the regulations to businesses and individuals who acquire, possess, handle or dispose of ozone depleting substances (ODS) or synthetic greenhouse gases (SGG) as they apply to air conditioning and refrigeration).

These refrigerants are commonly known as fluorocarbon refrigerants. The ARC website is

ERS Authorisation Number AU08757