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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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.
Usually within 20 working days.
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (Western Australia)
Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)
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