Licence to manufacture explosives - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to:

  • manufacture certain explosives at a designated location
  • purchase, possess and store certain explosives at a designated location.

There are three types of licence that can be issued depending on whether the explosives are in the following places:

  • An explosives factory.
  • A place of use that is not an explosive factory, such as a mine site.
  • A mobile manufacturing unit.

The licence for a mobile manufacturing units (MMUs) allows the transport of certain explosives and their ingredients. You must comply with the 'code of practice for mobile processing units' and the 'code of practice for storage and handling and explosives'.

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 over 18 years of age
  • be an appropriate person
  • be able to read and understand the English language to the satisfaction of the Chief Inspector of Explosives.
  • comply with the relevant codes of practice and standards
  • for a licence or permit related to security sensitive explosives, the individual, directors, partners or nominated responsible person must hold a current security clearance.

This licence may be applied for by a person 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.


1 or 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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For an explosives factory other than a mobile manufacturing unit:

  • 1 year - $462.30
  • 5 years - $2,311.50
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For a mobile manufacturing unit:

  • 1 year - $212.70
  • 5 years - $1,063.50
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For a place of use that's not an explosives factory:

  • 1 year - $107.20
  • 5 years - $536.00

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:

Explosives Licensing

Explosives Inspectorate

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Operating address: Level 19
275 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1321
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3199 8023