Licence to Import Explosives - South Australia


This licence is required for the importation (including importation from interstate) of any class of explosive in quantities exceeding 3 kilograms. Notification is required for each consignment imported. All imported explosives must be classified or authorised by the Dangerous Substances Branch. This licence is not transferable.

Service type


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




2019-2020 fees:
Classification codes 1.2G, 1.3G, 1.4G or 1.4S: $70
All classification codes: $117.

Credit card, cheque, cash, direct debit, eftpos or money order.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 1936 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations 2016 South Australia

Explosives Regulations 2011 South Australia (Opens in new window)

Application process

The paper form 'Application for Permit to Purchase Explosives' is available from the agency.

Additional information

Holds a current permit to purchase explosives or in the case of fireworks being imported, a pyrotechnician's licence.
In the case of a company, proof of the company name is a legal entity. A certificate of incorporation must accompany application form.

Administering agency

SafeWork SA

Contact details

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Administration Officer

SafeWork SA

Operating address: Level 4, World Park A
33 Richmond Road
Keswick SA 5035
Mailing address: GPO Box 465
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0882264885
Phone: 1300 365 255
Fax: 0882264999
Website: (Opens in new window)