Security Risk Substances Storage Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You are required to hold this licence if you intend to store Security Risk Substances (SRS) in bulk or in packages. A SRS is a substance that contains more that 45% ammonium nitrate, unless it is an explosive or an aqueous solution.

This licence is not required if you

  • hold a Shotfiring Licence that relates to the SRS and you store no more than 100kg of the SRS
  • hold an Explosive Storage Licence
  • hold a SRS Transport Licence
  • hold an SRS Fertiliser Licence (only for small amounts of SRS)
  • are an employee of the holder of a relevant licence
  • control and manage a commercial laboratory, or are employed by a commercial laboratory and you intend to store the SRS for analytical or research purposes and there is not more than 3kg of any SRS in the laboratory
  • operate, or are employed by, an educational institution and intend to store no more than 3kg of any SRS in a laboratory for analytical, education or research purposes.

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;
  • Complete the required form; 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:

  • Evidence of one individual who is concerned in the management of, or employed by the body or partnership, holds a current Western Australian Dangerous Goods Security Card or mutually recognised security clearance, 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 and Petroleum
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

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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