Licence to Transport Explosives - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to transport explosives by road, boat or rail. Different requirements apply to road, rail and sea transport. Each road vehicle used must be licensed, and the driver must hold an explosives vehicle driver licence.

Explosives covered by this licence consist of any self-contained portable items of equipment of a reasonable size and volume designed to produce electric current for firing charges, and may include, but are not limited to, high explosives, detonating cords, safety fuses, detonators, propellants, boosters, and certain fireworks.

A licence is not required to transport small quantities of explosives or fireworks (an amount below the prescribed maximum quantity) if you either:

  • hold a licence to sell explosives
  • hold a licence to use blasting explosives
  • hold a licence to use fireworks
  • are transporting hazard or distress signals or emergency systems or devices
  • are transporting consumer fireworks for your own use
  • will be transporting the explosives over private property only, and not by road.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years old if you are applying as an individual
  • provide proof of identification
  • know the conditions and requirements of the licence
  • provide any documentation and information required by the Agency
  • pay the required application fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Ongoing requirements

You must not transport explosives unless they are packaged and marked in accordance with the Australian Explosives Code.

If you are transporting explosives by boat in a quantity greater than the maximum quantity prescribed in the regulations, you must notify the responsible Agency at least 21 days prior to doing so.

Duration

Up to 5 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$62.50

Per road vehicle. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$500.00

Transport by rail. Fees for 2016-17.

Variation$175.00

Amendment of rail licence. Fees for 2016-17.

Variation$21.88

Amendment of road vehicle licence. Fees for 2016-17.

Application

Apply

Please ensure you include all the required documentation with your application, as detailed on the application documents.


Lodgement

Apply

Please lodge your application and associated documentation directly with the Licensing Branch at WorkSafe Victoria.


Approval time

Within 30 days

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Branch
Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria


Phone:

1300 852 562

Fax:

1800 060 727
licensing@worksafe.vic.gov.au

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