Shot-Firing Permit - Tasmania


You will require this permit if you intend to undertake work as a shot-firer. Shot-firing refers to blasting operations which involve firing or priming explosives. Different categories of shot-firing include:

  • underground shot-firing
  • surface firing
  • structural shot-firing (for use in demolitions, for example)
  • pyrotechnical shot-firing (involving fireworks)
  • special events shot-firing (e.g. firing a canon at historical re-enactments)
  • agrarian shot-firing (often used in land clearing)
  • exploratory shot-firing (often used in geological exploration)
  • special operations shot-firing (any other shot-firing).

You are able to apply for more than one endorsement.

Please note, in almost all cases, before you commence shot-firing operations, you will also need to apply for a Security-Sensitive Dangerous Substances (SSDS) 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

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • demonstrate that you have legitimate need for the permit
  • demonstrate good character through police check records
  • have undertaken an approved shot-firers training course
  • undertake an assessment of competencies and knowledge examination
  • attend an interview
  • pay the appropriate fees.

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


Three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $81.00 -
Apply Application All $81.00 Recognition of interstate shot firing authority.
Renew Renewal 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)