Shotfiring Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to use explosives to blast rock or similar solid material, or to damage, destroy or demolish anything on or under land or water in Western Australia. This licence also authorises you to manufacture ANFO (ammonium nitrate / fuel oil mixture) at the blast site, and to store and transport explosives in limited circumstances.

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

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Provide evidence of identity and be at least 18 years of age;
  • Hold a Western Australian Dangerous Goods Security Card or interstate equivalent;
  • Be competent to discharge explosives;
  • Satisfy the required practical experience;
  • Pass an accepted or approved shotfiring training course;
  • Be assessed as physically and mentally fit to hold a shotfiring licence;
  • Demonstrate your suitability, competence, trustworthiness and genuine need to hold a licence;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay the required fee.

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



5 years.




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Approval time

Usually within 20 working days.

Administering agency

Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Licensing Enquiries, Dangerous Goods
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety

Operating address:
Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850


08 9358 8001


08 9358 8000

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