Licence to use explosives - Queensland


A licence to use explosives covers specialised uses as stated on the licence, including:

  • dynamic breaching operations training
  • explosives testing
  • metal forming, and research & development
  • official police duties
  • fireworks testing
  • special effects for film and television
  • down-hole perforating
  • demolition
  • training purposes.

This licence allows you to use, purchase, store and transport the explosive in limited quantities.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements

To obtain an explosives licence, you must have the competencies relevant to your intended use. See Competency requirements for licences to use explosives in other resources below.



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


Refer to Specialised explosives uses 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.

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

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