You will require this authorisation if you intend to sell, transport, manufacture or import from interstate or overseas an explosive that has not yet been authorised. Any explosives used in Western Australia must be authorised. New formulations of previously authorised explosives require a new authorisation.
Some explosives do not require authorisation. They include:
- Model rocket motors;
- Marine distress flares and signals; and
- Explosives specifically designed and marketed for use in petroleum and geothermal operations for the purpose of well perforation of seismic exploration.
To obtain authorisation for an explosive, you must be able to demonstrate a legitimate need for the explosive and that it can be safely handled, stored and transported by suitably licensed people. The explosive composition, physical properties, stability, sensitivity, velocity of detonation, gases evolved, intended use are all taken into consideration before authorisation. 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 authorisation you must:
- Provide the required information regarding the particulars of the explosives;
- Provide details of your manufacturing or importation program;
- Demonstrate a legitimate need for the explosive and demonstrate that it can be safely handled, stored and transported by suitably licensed people;
- Submit the required application form; and
- Pay the required fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
If the explosive is already authorised under an interstate law: $134; All other explosives: $540.
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (Western Australia)
Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)
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