Shotfirer's Permit - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this permit if you intend to use or discharge explosives in the Australian Capital Territory. This includes the use of explosives in:

  • agricultural industries
  • quarries
  • blasting contractors
  • mining industry businesses.

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 permit you must:

  • be an individual (not a business or company)
  • have been granted an Authorisation of Explosives (see attached form)
  • undergo a Police Check
  • be a fit and proper person.


1 to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $930.00


Act(s) name

Dangerous Substances Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Substances (Explosives) Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


Your application should be accompanied by specified documentation including two passport sized photographs of yourself, certificates of evidence that you have completed required training courses and a police record check. Please view the application form for more information.

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application and all associated documentation directly with the Agency.

Approval time

Your application should be submitted to ACT WorkSafe at least 56 days prior to the requirement to hold a shotfirer's permit..

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.