Permit to Handle Unauthorised Explosives - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to handle unauthorised explosives. A register is kept of all authorised explosives in Tasmania. The register defines and classifies all the explosives permitted for use. An unauthorised explosive is one not currently on the register. Applicants must therefore apply for approval to use an unauthorised explosive.

In considering an application, the Authority must be satisfied that the explosive:

  • has or could have a legitimate use in Tasmania
  • should be available for or tested for such use
  • can, with appropriate safeguards, be safely handled.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 a legitimate need for the permit
  • be a fit and proper person (things to be taken into account include your qualifications, mental fitness, prior conduct, and prior offences)
  • be willing to abide by any conditions placed on your permit (such as time, place, supervision, safety, security, and scope of handling)
  • pay the prescribed fees
  • complete an application and submit any required supporting documentation.

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


As specified on the permit.



Administering agency

Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 2012 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulations 2012 (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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