Blasting Explosives User Licence - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to use specified explosives and / or security sensitive dangerous substances. Security sensitive dangerous substances currently refers to security sensitive ammonium nitrate. Explosives include:

  • dangerous goods of Class 1
  • goods too dangerous to be transported
  • articles or substances that, when manufactured, mixed, transported or assembled, can produce an explosive or pyrotechnic effect.

This licence allows you to:

  • use, at the specified premises or location, the explosives / substances in quantities specified in the licence
  • mix explosive precursors for the purpose of manufacturing substances in accordance with the relevant standards
  • purchase, possess, transport and dispose of explosives / substances in accordance with the relevant standards
  • store explosives at your premises or at a facility that has also been notified.

Please be aware that it is a condition of the licence that you only use the specified daily limits (total quantities of explosives per day). If you intend to exceed the daily limits, you will require further approval.

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 at least 18 years old
  • hold a current security clearance
  • have the necessary qualifications, experience and knowledge for the licence
  • be medically fit for the purposes of the licence
  • provide a legitimate reason for using the explosive or substance.

Further eligibility details are outlined in the attached documents.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $329.00

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $39.00

Licence replacement. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $329.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 2003 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulation 2013 New South Wales

Lodgement process


Please refer to the website or the attached documents for application and lodgement details.

Approval time

Please allow 28 days for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

SafeWork NSW

Contact details

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