Test Permit for Explosives - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to test a non-authorised explosive. A non-authorised explosive is an article or substance that is neither an authorised explosive, nor a prohibited explosive and that is intended to be manufactured or used to produce an explosion or a pyrotechnic effect.

You will also require a test permit if you intend to import, manufacture or store an unauthorised explosive, in addition to the relevant permit for that particular activity. The testing of authorised explosives and fireworks does not require a 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 permit you must:

  • Provide details of the properties of the explosives you intend to test;
  • Provide details of the intended use of the explosives, the dates and where the explosives (to be tested) are to be manufactured;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay the required fees.

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


For the duration of the testing period.



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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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