Shotfirer's Permit - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to use or discharge explosives in the Australian Capital Territory. This includes the use of explosives in:

  • Agricultural industries;
  • Quarries;
  • Blasting contractors; and
  • Mining industry businesses.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • Be an individual (not a business or company);
  • Undergo a Police Check;
  • Be a fit and proper person;
  • Submit the application form; and
  • Pay the application fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



1 to 3 years.





Your application should be accompanied by specified documentation including two passport sized photographs of yourself, certificates of evidence that you have completed required training courses and a police record check. Please view the application form for more information.



Please lodge your application and all associated documentation directly with the Agency.

Approval time

Your application should be submitted to ACT WorkCover at least 56 days prior to the requirement to hold a shotfirers permit...

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
WorkSafe ACT

Act(s) name

Dangerous Substances Act 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Substances (Explosives) Regulation 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
WorkSafe ACT


02 62073000


02 62050336

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