Licence to Supply Explosives - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to supply explosives. Explosives have a variety of forms and uses, ranging from high powered explosives in quarry blasting to the use of pyrotechnics designed to produce special effects in the entertainment industry. As the holder of this licence, you will be in control of:

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

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
  • be 18 years of age or older
  • supply copies of identification papers for yourself and any other responsible person(s) named in the application
  • in the case of a corporate, supply the corporation's Australian Company Number
  • give details of disposal of the substance
  • supply a security plan prepared in accordance with the Regulations
  • supply any information or documents required under the Act.


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

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.