Blasting Permit - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to have a licensed shot-firer undertake a blasting operation on your business premises or on land that you control and are developing. As the permit holder, you are responsible for:

  • The handling of the explosives for the operation;
  • The premises where the operation takes place;
  • Any associated plant or system; and
  • Any associated activity.

Other authorisations may be relevant to your application, such as for a demolition.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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 a suitable person who has demonstrated qualifications or equivalent practical experience;
  • Apply to the appropriate authority outlining personal details, a description of your safety management system, documentation of engineering and similar reports; and
  • Pay the relevant application fees.

Restrictions and conditions may apply to the authorisation of this permit. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


1 to 3 years.





Please submit your application and any associated documentation directly to the Agency.

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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