Licence to Supply Explosives and / or Security Sensitive Dangerous Substances - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you are an individual or company that intends to purchase, possess and supply (including export) explosives and / or security sensitive dangerous substances. Security sensitive dangerous substances currently refers to security sensitive ammonium nitrate. Explosives include:

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

This allows you to:

  • supply explosives or explosive precursors (including exporting)
  • purchase or posses explosives or explosive precursors for supply
  • store explosives or explosive precursors.

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
  • provide a legitimate reason for the need to supply explosives / substances
  • have arranged for the safe and secure handling and storage of security sensitive dangerous substances
  • have the qualifications, experience and knowledge necessary for the licence
  • ensure you only supply to people authorised under the explosives regulation to receive security sensitive dangerous substances.

If you are applying as a corporation, you must nominate at least one individual who will be responsible for the activities to be authorised by the licence.


Up to 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $789.00

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $39.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $789.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 2003 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulation 2013 New South Wales

Application process


Applications must be made at an Australia Post office. Ensure to bring 100 points of identification with you for initial applications.

Approval time

28 days

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

SafeWork NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.