Authorisation of an Explosive - Western Australia

Service summary

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:

  • Fireworks;
  • Model rocket motors;
  • Ammunition;
  • 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.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

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.

Duration

One-off approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

If the explosive is already authorised under an interstate law: $134; All other explosives: $540.

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

Phone:

08 93588001

Fax:

08 93588000
cso@dmp.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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