You will need a licence or a permit if you intend to store, at a place stated in the licence, the explosives stated in the licence and possess the explosives for the purpose of storing them under the licence.
You can apply for a licence, permit or special permit. Licences authorise you to store explosives on an ongoing basis. Permits allow you to store explosives temporarily at a site for a short period due to unforeseen, unplanned or transitory reasons, or in relation to a permit to import or export explosives. A special permit to store explosives at an arms fair is also available.
The licence does not cover the import, export, transport, sale or use of explosives.
It is not required in the following circumstances:
- You have another explosives licence that authorises the storage of the explosive.
- You are storing explosives at a government reserve.
- You are storing a limited quantity of exempt explosives.
You must keep the licence or permit, or a copy of the licence or permit, at the storage facility. Explosives may only be provided to a person who is authorised to possess the explosive.