Australian Refrigeration Council

Helping connect businesses to customers

Australian Refrigeration Council

The peak industry body for the climate control sector.

Australian Refrigeration Council

Our Vision - A safe, environmentally friendly and dynamic climate control industry.

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How we help industry and consumers


ARC embracing World Refrigeration Day

26 June 2019 will be the inaugural celebration of World Refrigeration Day. This day aims to raise awareness about the role the refrigeration and air conditioning industry plays in supporting modern life and society.
ARC Field Officers will be on-site at various Kirby (formerly Heatcraft) branches across Australia on World Refrigeration Day to provide advice on the refrigeration and air conditioning permit scheme and to support technicians.


Plumbers bid to take over RAC in Victoria

Despite considerable differences in the nature of the work and underlying training, mechanical services plumbers are making an audacious bid for refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) work in Victoria. The Victorian Government is currently considering a proposal for mechanical services plumbers to install and service multi-head air conditioning systems.


California enacts HFC refrigerant bans

USA: The state of California has today enacted unilateral prohibitions on high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons.


Michael Bennett elected new Chairman of ARC Board

At the Australian Refrigeration Council’s (ARC) Annual General Meeting on the 4th December 2018, Michael Bennett, General Manager of Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA), was elected as the new Chairman.


Cold Hard Facts 3 - Review of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry in Australia

New report released on the state of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in Australia The Cold Hard Facts 3 report provides an economic and technological assessment of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in Australia in 2016. The report includes an analysis of the size and economic value of the industry, the equipment and refrigerant gas bank, trends in gas imports and equipment, and direct and indirect emissions in this sector.