Authorisation of an Explosive or Unauthorised Explosive Approval - Victoria

Service summary

All explosives imported, manufactured, sold, transported, stored or used in Victoria must be authorised explosives. Authorised explosives are those that are listed in the register maintained by the responsible Agency.

If you intend to undertake any activities involving an explosive that is not listed in the register you must either:

  • apply for WorkSafe approval
  • make an application for the explosive to be added to the register of authorised explosives.

Explosives are used in quarrying, drilling, trenching, sub-soiling, rock breaking, stump removal, log splitting, ammunition and theatrical and entertainment displays.

Please note that you cannot apply for approval for an explosive unless you hold an explosives licence that authorises your proposed activities. 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

This licence applies to anyone who deals with a new explosive in Victoria. Individuals or business entities may apply. To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • submit an application form and all required documents
  • submit the identification details of a responsible person aged 18 years or older
  • consent to a Police Check and ASIO Security Assessment
  • make sure all the safety requirements and standards are adhered to
  • pay the prescribed fees.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

As specified on the authorsiation.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$150.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Application

Apply

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


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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