Blasting permit (Brisbane) - Queensland

Service summary

Council regulates this activity under the Development Permit (IDAS). Contact council for further information.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Authorised person

means a person (who must hold a Shotfirer's Licence under the Explosives Act 1999) authorised by local council to exercise the powers of an authorised person under this local law.

Blasting operations

means the preparation of explosives for use, or the detonation of explosives.

Additional information

Blasting regulations are intended to ensure, as far as practicable, that:

  • the council receives appropriate advance notice of the use of explosives in its area
  • the explosives are used in accordance with appropriate safety standards
  • the use of explosives does not result in personal injury, property damage or environmental harm.

You must carry out blasting operations in accordance with the Explosives Act 1999, the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999, the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999, the Petroleum Act 1923 and the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Council may grant permits with certain conditions, such as:

  • you must limit the quantity of explosives used
  • regulating when you may carry out the blasting operations
  • regulating the placement of explosives
  • requiring you to give advance notice of the blasting operations to occupiers of adjacent land
  • requiring you to report operation results to Council (including the nature of rock or earth formations encountered in the course of the operations)
  • your compliance with specified safety requirements in carrying, storing and using explosives (in addition to the requirements of other laws)
  • prescribing conditions that may be imposed in a permit (or that would ordinarily be imposed in a permit).

You must take all reasonable precautions to prevent personal injury and property damage.

Business uses of this permit include:

  • blasting
  • mining
  • excavations.

Administering agency

Brisbane City Council

Contact details

Brisbane City Council

Operating address:
Library & Customer Centre, 266 George Street
Brisbane
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1434
BRISBANE
Queensland 4001

Phone:

07 3403 8888

Fax:

07 3403 9982

Supporting information

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