Security Risk Substances Manufacture Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to manufacture security risk substances (SRS), also known as security sensitive ammonium nitrate. A SRS is a substance that contains more that 45% ammonium nitrate unless it is an explosive or an aqueous solution. Manufacturing includes making the SRS wholly or partly from another SRS and packaging a SRS.

You will not require this licence if you:

  • are a secure employee of the holder of an SRS Manufacture licence
  • control or manage a commercial laboratory, or are employed in a commercial laboratory and you intend to manufacture the SRS for analytical or research purposes, and there is not more than 3kg of any SRS in the laboratory
  • are employed by an educational institution, government organisation, or are a student at an educational institution and you intend to manufacture the SRS for educational or research purposes and there is no more than 3kg of any SRS in the laboratory.

This licence will also authorise you to store a limited quantity of SRS and supply it to other people who are authorised to possess it. You will require additional licences if you intend to transport, import or export SRS. 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 SRS;
  • Have developed and be able to apply a security plan;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay the required fee.

If you are applying as a body corporate or partnership the application must include, in addition to documentation detailed above, the following:

  • Evidence of one individual who is concerned in the management of, or employed by the body or partnership, holds a current Dangerous Goods Security Card, and is responsible for the safety and security of the security risk substances covered by the licence; and
  • Evidence of the existence of the body corporate or a partnership, including statutory declarations from all partners.

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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