Authorisation of explosives - Queensland


You will need this authorisation if you are a manufacturer or importer of explosives and posses unauthorised explosives. Unauthorised explosives are explosives that have not been previously authorised for use. Unauthorised explosives are not to be handled unless they are authorised.

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

This authorisation does not allow the import, transport, manufacture, storage, supply or use of any explosive without first obtaining the relevant licence or permit.

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

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, with appropriate safeguards, safely handled.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Explosives authorisations have 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)

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:

Manager, Explosives Licensing

Explosives Inspectorate

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Mailing address: PO BOX 15216
City East, Queensland 4002
Phone: 07 3199 8023
Website: Explosives Inspectorate contact information (Opens in new window)