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Security-Sensitive Dangerous Substances Permit - Tasmania


You will need this permit if you intend to use, store, manufacture, purchase, sell or import:

  • security-sensitive explosives (SSE)
  • security-sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN).

If you have employees, they will not need a separate permit, but you will need to nominate those employees who will have unsupervised access to the security-sensitive dangerous substance (responsible worker), and they will have to undergo security checks. If successful, they will be issued with an identity card that they must carry with them when working with the substance.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • be able to demonstrate that you have a legitimate need to use the substance
  • ensure that each person nominated as a responsible worker is at least 18 years of age
  • have a security plan.


A long-term permit is issued for 3 years, and must be renewed after that period. A once-off, short-term permit may be issued for less than 12 months, but this permit cannot be renewed.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Security-sensitive Dangerous Substances Act 2005 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Security-Sensitive Dangerous Substances Regulations 2015 Tasmania

Approval time

15 business days


This permit is not transferable.

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.