Licence to Import Explosives - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to import explosives. As holder of this licence, you will be in control of:

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

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:

  • undergo a security assessment and be considered a suitable person to hold this licence
  • be at least 18 years old
  • in the case of a corporate, supply the corporation's Australian Company Number
  • give details of the purpose of import
  • supply address of the premises where explosive is to be stored after import and appropriate security plans.


1 to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $838.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Dangerous Substances Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Substances (Explosives) Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Approval time

Time to approve a licence may vary. Your application should be submitted to ACT WorkCover at least 56 days prior to the need to import explosives.

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.