Authorisation of an Explosive - Tasmania


You will need this authorisation if you are a manufacturer or importer of explosives and posses unauthorised explosives. Unauthorised explosives are explosives that have not been previously authorised for use. Unauthorised explosives are not to be handled unless they are authorised.

If you have a permit to handle unauthorised explosives you will be able to handle unauthorised explosives before they are authorised.

This authorisation does not allow the import, transport, manufacture, storage, supply or use of any explosive without first 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 authorisation of an explosive remains in force unless it is cancelled.


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)