Licence to sell explosives - Queensland

Description

A licence to sell explosives is required for you to:

  • buy and sell certain explosives
  • store certain amounts of the explosives at a designated location.

It is not required in the following circumstances:

  • for Commonwealth explosives such as Department of Defence
  • for the following explosives:

Examples

  • an explosive sold by the chief inspector under section 125 Explosives Regulation 2017
  • collectors ammunition sold by a prescribed ammunition collector.
  1. an unrestricted firework
  2. an explosive designed to activate an air bag, seat belt, fire extinguisher or parachute
  3. a distress signal
  4. a power device cartridge
  5. small arms ammunition sold by a person who is a licensed firearms dealer under the Weapons Act 1990
  6. an explosive sold by a person (a "service provider") authorised to use the explosive if the service povider uses the explosive in the course of providing a service to another person; and
  7. the person to whom explosive is sold does not possess the explosive at any time:
    1. a blasting explosive used by the holder of a shotfirer licence in providing a blasting service to another person.
    2. a firework used by the holder of a fireworks operator licence for a fireworks display.

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 an adult
  • be able to read and understand the English language to the satisfaction of the Chief Inspector
  • be authorised to store explosives at the place of sale

The local council may have related requirements which must be met.

Duration

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

Fees

Refer to Applying for a licence to sell explosives in Other resources below.

Note: additional security fees will apply for new individual applicants including owners, directors, office bearers or any person having an interest in a corporation.

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 1999 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulation 2017 QLD

Application process

You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed application form to the Inspector of Explosives at the Department's nearest regional office.

This licence may be applied for by a person (person is defined as an individual or corporation (public company, private company, club, association, government agency or partnership).

Prior to completing the application, the applicant must decide whether to apply as an individual or a corporation.

If an individual is a person having an interest in a corporation and the corporation is the separate legal entity responsible for the intended explosives operations and activities, the individual must apply using the corporate licence application form. An individual who does not have an interest in a corporation would apply using the individual licence application form.

A corporation applying for this licence must:

  1. nominate an authorised person to act on behalf of the corporation and
  2. if non-publicly listed company, provide completed security assessment applications and pay the relevant fees for each person having an interest in the company.

The required items section of the application form outlines all prerequisite licensing requirements.

The following may also be required before your application is approved:

  • the Chief Inspector of Explosives may require further assessment of the applicant under S15 (8)(c) of the Explosives Act 1999
  • the applicant's work status may require the provision of further information not outlined on the application form
  • an inspector may require an inspection of the storage magazine, procedures and controls and the premises from which the sale is conducted
  • the selling activity cannot commence until the licence is issued.

Transfer process

S20 of the Explosives Act 1999 allows the transfer of this licence only with the prior approval of the Chief Inspector of Explosives.

The application to transfer is considered on a case by case basis.

You may apply to transfer the licence by contacting Explosives Licensing.

Each transfer is assessed and reviewed on a case by case basis by the Chief Inspector of Explosives.

The applicant should contact the Explosives Inspectorate licensing officer to obtain information on how to apply for a transfer.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Explosives Inspectorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Manager, Explosives Licensing

Explosives Inspectorate

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Mailing address: PO BOX 15216
City East, Queensland 4002
Mailing address: Level 4
1 William Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Phone: 07 3199 8023
Email: explosives@dnrm.qld.gov.au
Website: Explosives Inspectorate contacts (Opens in new window)