Blasting Explosives User Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to use specified explosives and / or security sensitive dangerous substances. Security sensitive dangerous substances currently refers to security sensitive ammonium nitrate. Explosives include:

  • dangerous goods of Class 1
  • goods too dangerous to be transported
  • articles or substances that, when manufactured, mixed, transported or assembled, can produce an explosive or pyrotechnic effect.

This licence allows you to:

  • use, at the specified premises or location, the explosives / substances in quantities specified in the licence
  • mix explosive precursors for the purpose of manufacturing substances in accordance the relevant standards
  • purchase, possess, transport and dispose of explosives / substances in accordance with the relevant standards
  • store explosives at you premises or at a facility that has also been notified.

Please be aware that is a condition of the licence that you only use the specified daily limits (total quantities for explosives per day). If you intend to exceed the daily limits, you will require further approval.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • hold a current security clearance
  • have the necessary qualifications, experience and knowledge for the licence
  • be medically fit for the purposes of the licence
  • provide a legitimate reason for using the explosive or substance
  • submit the application form accompanied by all requested documentation (for example, a security plan if applying for storage)
  • pay any required fees.

Further eligibility details are outlined in the attached documents. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

Up to 5 years.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$275.50
RenewRenewal$275.50
GeneralDuplicate Certificate$33.50

Lodgement

Lodge

Please refer to the website or the attached documents for application and lodgement details.


Approval time

Please allow 28 days for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
SafeWork NSW

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 2003 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulation 2013 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Licensing Enquiries
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
SafeWork NSW


Operating address:
92 - 100 Donnison Street
Gosford, New South Wales 2250
Mailing address:
LOCKED BAG 2906
Lisarow, New South Wales 2250

Phone:

13 10 50
licensing@safework.nsw.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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