Shotfirer's Permit - Australian Capital Territory


You will require 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; and
  • Mining industry businesses.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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);
  • Undergo a Police Check;
  • Be a fit and proper person;
  • Submit the application form; and
  • Pay the application fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


1 to 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $824.00

Approval Time

Your application should be submitted to ACT WorkCover at least 56 days prior to the requirement to hold a shotfirers 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.

General Enquiries

Phone: 02 62073000
Fax: 02 62050336