Authorisation of explosives - Queensland


You will require this authorisation if you manufacture or import of explosives and / or possess unauthorised explosives. Unauthorised explosives are explosives that have not been previously authorised for use.

You may require this authorisation for:

  • authorisation of an explosive
  • amendment of an authorised explosive
  • trial of an unauthorised explosive
  • extension of trial of an unauthorised explosive.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

This authorisation will only be granted if the explosive:

  • has or could have a legitimate use in Queensland
  • can be made available or tested for such use
  • can be safely handled with appropriate safeguards.


No expiry date


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

No fees for application for explosives trial approval.

Apply Application All $153.00

Request for explosive to be declared an authorised explosive.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application form - PDF (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Explosives Inspectorate

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:

Explosives Licensing

Explosives Inspectorate

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Operating address: Level 19
275 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1321
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3199 8023