Authorisation of an Explosive - Tasmania


You will require this authorisation if you intend to handle an explosive. Explosives must not be handled unless they have been authorised, or an exemption has been granted.

This authorisation does not allow the import, transport, manufacture, storage, supply or use of any explosive without obtaining the relevant licence or permit.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

This authorisation will only be granted if the explosive:

  • has or could have a legitimate use in Tasmania
  • can be made available or tested for such use
  • can be, with appropriate safeguards, safely handled.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


The Secretary will determine the date on which the authorisation is to take effect after the application is approved.


The authorisation of an explosive remains in force until cancelled by the Secretary.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $81.00
Cancel Cancellation All $81.00

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 2012 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulations 2012 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Justice

WorkSafe Tasmania

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:


WorkSafe Tasmania

Department of Justice

Operating address: 30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Mailing address: PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Phone: 1300 366 322
Phone: 03 6166 4600
Fax: 03 6173 0206
Website: WorkSafe Tasmania (Opens in new window)