Dangerous Goods Security Card (DGSC) - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this security identification card if you intend to work in an industry that involves the import, manufacture, supply, storage, sale, handling, use or transport of explosives or security risk substances (SRS). This includes both holders of explosives or SRS licences, and secure employees of licence holders. An SRS is a substance that contains more that 45 percent ammonium nitrate.

Typical occupations that may require this clearance check include those in transport, farming and mining industries. You may not require this clearance if you will be working entirely under the supervision of a licence holder or a secure employer. This licence is required before you can be approved for any other dangerous goods licence or permit.

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 card you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Submit proof of identity documents;
  • Consent to a criminal record check;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay the required fees.

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



5 years.





Application for a Dangerous Goods Security Card - Available at participating post offices.



You must lodge your application in person at selected post offices.

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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