Licence to Transport Explosives and / or Security Sensitive Dangerous Substance - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to transport explosives and / or security sensitive dangerous substances by vehicle, vessel or aircraft.

Security sensitive dangerous substances currently refers to security sensitive ammonium nitrate. Explosives are defined as:

  • 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.

Specifically, this licence allows you to:

  • transport explosives or substances by vehicle, vessel or aircraft
  • store at an approved premises the explosives or substances
  • possess explosives or substances for the purpose of transporting.

Please be aware that you can only transport the products specified in the licence. Conditions will vary depending on the type of transport you will be using.

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 a legitimate reason for transporting the explosives / substances
  • have arranged for the safe and secure handling and storage of explosives and / or substances
  • ensure you only supply to people authorised to receive explosives and / or 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.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2432.00

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $39.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $2432.00

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.