Permit to Handle Unauthorised Explosives - Tasmania


You will require this permit if you intend to handle unauthorised explosives. A register is kept of all authorised explosives in Tasmania. The register defines and classifies all the explosives permitted for use. An unauthorised explosive is one not currently on the register. Applicants must therefore apply for approval to use an unauthorised explosive.

In considering an application, the Authority must be satisfied that the explosive:

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

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

In order to be eligible for this permit you must:

  • be able to demonstrate a legitimate need for the permit
  • be a fit and proper person (things to be taken into account include your qualifications, mental fitness, prior conduct, and prior offences)
  • be willing to abide by any conditions placed on your permit (such as time, place, supervision, safety, security, and scope of handling)
  • pay the prescribed fees
  • complete an application and submit any required supporting documentation.

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


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application 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)