This licence is required to cover the possession, storage and manufacture of explosives at a place of use that's not an explosives factory, such as a mine site.
The transport of explosives is not covered under this licence.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
a substance or a thing containing a substance, manufactured or used with a view to produce
a practical effect by explosion; or
a pyrotechnic effect; and
a substance or thing declared under a regulation to be an explosive.
Examples of explosives: ammunition, detonators, gunpowder, nitroglycerine, pyrotechnics (including fireworks).
The applicant must:
- be an adult
- be an appropriate person as per Section 15 of the Explosives Act 1999
- able to read and understand the English language to the satisfaction of the Chief Inspector
- comply with codes of practice and standards called up by the Explosives Act 1999.
This licence is effective for a period of 1 year or 5 years from the date of approval.
Refer to Applying for a licence to manufacture explosives in other resources below.
Note: additional security fees will apply for new individual applicants including owners, directors, office bearers or any person having an interest in a corporation.
You may apply for this licence if you are a 'person'. Person is defined as an individual or corporation (public company, private company, club, association, government agency or partnership).
Prior to completing the application, the applicant must decide whether to apply as an individual or a corporation.
If an individual is a person having an interest in a corporation and the corporation is the separate legal entity responsible for the intended explosives operations and activities, the individual must apply using the corporate licence application form.
An individual who does not have an interest in a corporation would apply using the individual licence application form.
A corporation applying for this licence must:
- nominate an authorised person to act on behalf of the corporation; and
- if non publicly listed company, provide completed security assessment applications and pay the relevant fees for each person having an interest in the company.
You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed application to the nearest Explosives regional office.
The required items section of the application form outlines all prerequisite licensing requirements.
You may also be required to provide the following before your application is approved:
- the Chief Inspector of Explosives may require further assessment of the applicant under S15 (8)(c) of the Explosives Act 1999
- the applicants work status may require the provision of further information not outlined on the application form
- an Inspector will review the manufacture operations, safety management system and security plans to ensure compliance
- the manufacturing activity cannot commence until the licence is issued.
S20 of the Explosives Act 1999 allows the transfer of this licence only with the prior approval of the Chief Inspector of Explosives.
The application to transfer is considered on a case by case basis.
You may apply to transfer the licence by contacting Explosives Licensing.
Each transfer is assessed and reviewed on a case by case basis by the Chief Inspector of Explosives.
The applicant should contact the Explosives Inspectorate licensing officer to obtain information on how to apply for a transfer.
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Explosives Act 1999 (Queensland)
Explosives Regulation 2003 (Queensland)
The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service
(ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance
To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments
make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the
information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.
The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice,
nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained,
the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain
appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material
provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.
To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments,
their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including
without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information
which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences
of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon