Shot-Firing Permit - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to undertake work as a shot-firer. Shot-firing refers to blasting operations which involve firing or priming explosives. Different categories of shot-firing include:

  • Underground shot-firing;
  • Surface firing;
  • Structural shot-firing (for use in demolitions, for example);
  • Pyrotechnical shot-firing (involving fireworks);
  • Special events shot-firing (for example, firing a canon at historical re-enactments);
  • Agrarian shot-firing (often used in land clearing);
  • Exploratory shot-firing (often used in geological exploration); and
  • Special operations shot-firing (any other shot-firing).

You are able to apply for more than one endorsement.

Please note, in almost all cases, before you commence shot-firing operations, you will also need to apply for a Security-sensitive Dangerous Substances (SSDS) permit.

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 permit you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Demonstrate that you have legitimate need for the permit;
  • Demonstrate good character through Police Check records;
  • Have undertaken an approved shot-firers training course;
  • Undertake an assessment of competencies and knowledge examination;
  • Attend an interview; and
  • Pay the appropriate fees.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

Three years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$76.50
Application$198.90Security-Sensitive Dangerous Substances (SSDS) permit.
Application$64.26Background security check.
RenewRenewal$76.50
GeneralMiscellaneous$12.24Identity card.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 2012 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulations 2012 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania


Operating address:
30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park
Tasmania 7018
Mailing address:
PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018

Phone:

03 6166 4600

Phone:

1300 366 322

Fax:

03 6173 0206
wstinfo@justice.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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