Authority to Acquire and Use Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate as an Explosive - South Australia


You will need this licence to acquire and use security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN) as an explosive. SSAN is a blend of ammonium nitrate that contains greater than 45% ammonium nitrate.

This licences authorities the following SSAN related activities:

  • manufacture
  • store
  • transport
  • purchase or acquire
  • sell or supply
  • use or dispose.

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 authority you and any person who will supervise or managed your authorised activities must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a suitable person to hold the authority
  • have a genuine reason for carrying your intended activities
  • ensure you and your associates character and reputation is suitable.


Three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $70.00

Fees for 2021-22

Additional information

Any person who will have unsupervised access to SSAN will need to undergo a security check and be listed on your security plan.

Administering agency

SafeWork SA

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:

Chemical Hazards and Explosive Materials (CHEM) Team

SafeWork SA

South Australia
Operating address: Level 4
33 Richmond Road
Keswick, South Australia 5035
Mailing address: GPO BOX 465
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 1300 365 255
Fax: 08 8204 9200
Website: SafeWork SA (Opens in new window)