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).

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.


One or five years

Additional information

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.

Administering agency

Resources Safety and Health Queensland