Licence to Carry Explosives by Road or Rail - Australian Capital Territory


You will require a licence if you intend to transport explosives by road or rail. As the holder of this licence, you will be in control of:

  • any handling of the explosive
  • the premises where the explosive is stored
  • any associated plant or system
  • any associated activity.

You will also be expected to take reasonable steps in relation to any risk that may arise directly or indirectly from the transport of the explosive. There are many safety requirements in relation to this licence.

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:

  • supply your application on the approved form
  • undergo a security assessment
  • be 18 years of age or older and be considered a suitable person to hold the Authority
  • supply copies of identification papers for yourself and any other responsible person named in the application
  • in the case of a corporate application, supply the corporation's Australian Company Number (ACN)
  • supply the purpose for carrying the substance
  • give details of each vehicle to be used for carrying the substance
  • supply a security plan prepared in accordance with current legislation
  • supply any information or documents as requested
  • pay the relevant application fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As stated on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $929.00

Each additional vehicle adds $137.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Substances Act 2004 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Substances (Explosives) Regulation 2004 ACT

Application process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries

WorkSafe ACT

Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 3000
Fax: 02 6205 0336