Explosives driver licence - Queensland


You will need this licence to drive a vehicle that is licensed to transport explosives.

Licence holders must comply with the terms of their licence, as well as the following codes of practice:

  • Class 1 explosives are covered by the Australian explosives code 3rd edition (AEC3)
  • Class 2 to 9 explosives are classified as dangerous goods and are covered by the Australian dangerous goods code 7th edition (ADG7).

Some explosives licences authorise the transport of limited amounts of explosives (e.g. a shotfirer licence or fireworks operator licence). If you already have an explosives licence, check your licence conditions to see if you already have transport authorisation.

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 21 years or older
  • have a valid driver licence for the class of vehicle you are driving
  • have a suitable driving history
  • be medically fit 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
  • be able to read and understand the English language to the satisfaction of the Chief Inspector
  • comply with the relevant codes of practice and standards
  • hold a current security clearance.


1 or 5 years

Administering agency

Resources Safety and Health Queensland