You will require this licence if you intend to supply authorised explosives to other individuals or companies. For example, you, your company or partnership will need this licence if you are:
- manufacturers of explosives in Western Australia and intend to sell the product in Australia
- a firearms or sporting goods store selling ammunition propellant or black powder
- a store selling small quantities of blasting explosives and detonators to shotfirers
- a hobby store selling model rocket motors where Net Explosive Quantities (NEQ) of propellant is greater than 5g
- selling any other explosives even if by consignment only.
This licence is not required for the sale of any of the following:
- unrestricted explosives such as sparklers, party poppers and Christmas crackers
- cartridges for safety devices
- cartridges for nail guns
- emergency devices
- ammunition (which requires a different licence).
You may not require this licence if your sale or supply of explosives is already authorised under another licence you hold, such as an import or transport licence.
Please note that the sale of authorised explosives to overseas customers will require an Explosives Export Licence. Other licences may also be required if you will be storing, transporting, or using the explosives yourself.
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:
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Hold a Dangerous Goods Security Card;
- Have the necessary qualifications, experience and knowledge relating to explosives;
- Have a legitimate reason for selling explosives;
- Have adequate arrangements for the safe and secure handling and storage of the explosives;
- Have made arrangements to ensure that only trusted and competent employees have access to the explosives;
- Submit the required application form; and
- Pay the required fee.
Ongoing separate storage requirements will apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
The Agency recommends you contact an accredited dangerous goods consultant and work with them to develop and submit your application.
20 working days for most applications.
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (Western Australia)
Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)
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