Explosives Driver Licence - Queensland

Description

If you drive a vehicle that's licensed to transport explosives, you'll need to obtain an explosives driver license before you begin driving, unless one of the exceptions below applies.

Exceptions

You don't need an explosives driver licence if you:

  • have another licence that authorises the transport of the explosives (e.g. shotfirer licence or fireworks operator licence). Refer to Part 9 of the Explosives Regulation 2017 for conditions
  • are transporting low risk explosives such as marine flares - refer to Information Bulletin 51
  • transport of low risk loads of explosives (you may need a licence that authorises you to possess the explosives)
  • hold an interstate explosives driver licence (you may still require a security clearance)
  • are employed to work at a mine and are transporting the explosive at the mine in the course of your employment.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • be 21 years or older to apply.
  • have a valid driver licence for the class of vehicle you are driving
  • have a suitable driving history
  • be physically able to drive a vehicle transporting explosives
  • provide evidence that you have completed the relevant units of competency with a registered training organisation
  • be an appropriate person as per Section 15 of the Explosives Act 1999
  • be able to read and understand the English language to the satisfaction of the Chief Inspector
  • comply with codes of practice and standards called up by the Explosives Act 1999
  • hold a current security clearance.

Duration

This licence is effective for a period of 1 year or 5 years after date of approval.

Application process

When you apply, you will need:

  • a valid driver licence for the class of vehicle you are driving
  • evidence of your driving history
  • evidence that you have completed the relevant units of competency with a registered training organisation
  • a medical assessment
  • a security clearance.

For a Class 1 Category 3 explosives driver licence, you must also provide a written statement from a current or previous employer showing that you have performed 50 hours under the direct supervision of a driver experienced in the transport of explosives.

For more information please review the links in the resources section of this page.

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
Email: explosives@dnrme.qld.gov.au
Website: Explosives Inspectorate contact information (Opens in new window)