Licence to Use Security Sensitive Dangerous Substances - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you are an individual or company that intends to purchase, possess, use, store, transport and dispose of security sensitive dangerous substances (SSDS). SSDS includes formulations of ammonium nitrate, which can be used in:

  • fertiliser for agriculture, horticulture or other primary production
  • bio-manufacturing
  • education and research.

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 licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • hold a current security clearance or unsupervised handling licence
  • have a legitimate reason for handling SSDS
  • have arranged for the safe and secure handling and storage of SSDS
  • ensure only people who have been security cleared have unsupervised access to explosives or SSDS.

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


This licence is valid for a period of up to 5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $116.00
General Duplicate Certificate All $35.00
Renew Renewal All $116.00

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

Please allow 28 days for your application to be processed.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Enquiries

SafeWork NSW

Department of Customer Service

Operating address: 92 - 100 Donnison Street
Gosford, New South Wales 2250
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 2906
Lisarow, New South Wales 2250
Phone: 13 10 50
Website: SafeWork NSW (Opens in new window)