Permit to Purchase Explosives - South Australia


This permit is required to purchase or receive into your possession or control of explosives including marine flares and propellants for use and/or resale. The only exception is fireworks.To possess or use fireworks a pyrotechnician's licence is required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

  • A National Police Clearance certificate is obtainable at the local Police Station. The certificate must have been issued within the last 3 months from the date of a permit application received by SafeWork SA. Only an original or certified copy of the certificate is acceptable.
  • A certificate of incorporation (if applicable).





Act(s) name

Explosives Act 1936 South Australia

Application process

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

Additional information

A current National Police Clearance certificate.
In the case of a company, proof of the company name is a legal entity. A certificate of incorporation and a National Police Clearance must accompany the application form for a permit.

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:

Administration Officer

Operating address: Level 4, World Park A
33 Richmond Road
Keswick SA 5035
Mailing address: GPO Box 465
Adelaide SA 5001
Toll Free: 1300365255
Phone: 0882264885
Fax: 0882264999
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