Security-Sensitive Dangerous Substances Permit - Tasmania

Service summary

You may require this permit if you intend to manufacture, import, transport, supply, store, use or dispose of ammonium nitrate or another security-sensitive dangerous substance (such as type 3 fireworks, propellant or blasting explosive).

Your employees will not require a separate permit, but you will need to nominate those employees who will have unsupervised access to the security-sensitive dangerous substance (responsible worker), and they will have to undergo security checks. If successful they will be issued with an identity card they must carry with them when working with the substance.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information, including whether the ammonium nitrate or explosive substance you intend to work with requires this permit.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this permit you must:

  • be able to demonstrate that you have a legitimate need to use the substance (please note that household use is not considered a legitimate need)
  • undergo a national police certificate check and a politically motivated violence check
  • be a fit and proper person
  • ensure that each person nominated as a responsible worker is at least 18 years of age
  • have a security plan
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fee.

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



A long-term permit is issued for three years, and must be renewed after that period. A once-off, short-term permit may be issued for less than twelve months, but this permit cannot be renewed.



Nomination of new responsible worker under SSDS permit.

Miscellaneous$65.10Background check.



Please lodge your application form and accompanying documentation directly with the Agency. You will need to attach:

  • a security plan
  • completed consent forms by all your nominated employees.

Approval time

Approval times will vary, but generally you should allow at least three weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania

Act(s) name

Security-sensitive Dangerous Substances Act 2005 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Security-Sensitive Dangerous Substances Regulations 2015 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania

Operating address:
30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park
Tasmania 7018
Mailing address:
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018


03 6166 4600


1300 366 322


03 6173 0206

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