Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail (3rd Edition) - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to transport authorised Commonwealth explosives by road or rail. An authorised Commonwealth explosive is one that is included in the attached List of Authorised Commonwealth Explosives.

This code provides a uniform basis for the transporting of explosives. The code is applicable for both civilian and military explosives transport. This code is also referred to as the AE or Australian Explosives code.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 1961 AG

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Transport Regulations 2002 AG

Administering agency

Safe Work Australia

Explosives and Guidance Branch

Codes and Guidance

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Codes and Guidance

Explosives and Guidance Branch

Safe Work Australia

Operating address: 220 Northbourne Avenue
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 641
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1300 551 832