Security Risk Substances Fertiliser Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you are a primary producer and you intend to purchase, transport, store, handle or use ammonium nitrate based fertiliser which is a security risk substance (SRS). An SRS is a substance that contains more that 45% ammonium nitrate unless it is an explosive or an aqueous solution.

Please note that this licence will not be issued for products containing more than 45% ammonium nitrate in solid form where the purpose is for household use or the fertilisation of recreational grounds such as sports grounds, parks and gardens. If you intend to transport large amounts of fertiliser (more than 3 tonnes in containers or 500 kilograms in bulk) you will instead require a dangerous goods transport licence. Please note that the Agency recommends the use of an accredited dangerous goods consultant to prepare and submit your application.

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:

  • Be 21 years of age or over;
  • Hold a current Dangerous Goods Security Card;
  • Demonstrate a satisfactory level of experience, knowledge and competency in the safe handling, storage and security of the fertiliser;
  • Have made adequate arrangements for the safe and secure handling and storage of the fertiliser;
  • Provide documentation to prove that the business genuinely requires the possession of the SRS for use as a fertiliser in primary production;
  • Submit the required form; and
  • Pay the required fees.

An application for this licence by a body corporate or partnership must nominate an authorised person who will be responsible for the safety and security of the SRS possessed under the licence. This person must hold a current Dangerous Goods Security Card, or mutually recognised security clearance, and be involved in the management of, or employed by, the body or partnership.

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



5 years.



Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Resources Safety

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Dangerous Goods Licensing
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Resources Safety

Operating address:
Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth,Western Australia,6004


08 9358 8001


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