Licence to sell explosives - Queensland

Description

You will need to apply for this licence if you intend to buy and sell nominated explosives and to store a limited quantity at a designated location. You must sell only to people who have a licence to sell, store or use the explosive (not fireworks), and not in a public place.

You are required to keep records of explosives that you buy and sell and have a safety and security management system and security plan if the explosives are security-sensitive explosives.

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 over 18 years of age
  • 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
  • for a licence or permit related to security sensitive explosives, the individual, directors, partners or nominated responsible person must hold a current security clearance.

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

Duration

One or five years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $94.04

For blasting explosives, propellant powders, fireworks and an explosive not mentioned above, including SSAN - per year. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $17.37

For ammunition - per year. Fees for 2022-23

Forms

Other resources

Application process

Apply

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, which is defined as an individual or corporation (public company, private company, club, association, government agency or partnership).

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 an Australian Securities and Investments Commission Extract showing the directors of the corporation
  3. If a publicly listed company, nominate a responsible person for explosives activities related to the company.

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

  • the Chief Inspector of Explosives may require further assessment of the applicant
  • 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
  • for a licence or permit related to security sensitive explosives, the individual, directors, partners or nominated responsible person must hold a current security clearance.

Transfer

The transfer of this licence will be allowed only with the prior approval of the Chief Inspector of Explosives. 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

Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Contact details

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