Licence to Store Explosives - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to store, pack, receive, possess, transport or otherwise have custody or control of an explosive in the course of trade or commerce. This licence is not transferable. 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.

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:

  • be a fit and proper person shown to be suitable to hold the licence
  • submit an application form showing details of the premises, explosives, handling involved and any other conditions or exemptions relevant
  • provide a copy of your Safety Management System.


1 to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1455.00

Storage licence authorising the storage of explosives (single magazine). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $153.00

Fee per each additional magazine. 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.

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.