AS 2187.1-1998 Explosives - Storage, Transport and Use - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with the requirements listed in this standard if you intend to store or use explosives. You will need to comply with the separation distances for the safe storage of explosives.
This standard specifies requirements for the storage of explosives including pyrotechnics, and for the location, design, construction and maintenance of magazines. It applies to portable magazines, relocatable magazines, fixed or permanent magazines, bulk storage and underground storage. It does not apply to the storage of explosives and explosive ordnance for defence purposes which comply with the Defence Explosives Manual.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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Act(s) name

Dangerous Substances Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Substances (Explosives) Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

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