Explosives driver licence - Queensland

Description

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

Licence

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.

Duration

1 or 5 years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $68.95

Per year. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $344.75

Per five years. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $27.05

Traffic history. Fees for 2023-24

Application process

Apply

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

Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Contact details

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