Australian Standard AS 2187.2:2006 Explosives - Storage and Use - Use of Explosives - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to manufacture or use explosives. This standard specifies requirements for the safe use of explosives including the mixing, testing, initiation and firing of charges.

All explosive mixtures must be manufactured according to the requirements of this standard. Shotfirers must use explosives only in accordance with this standard.

This standard does not apply to the following:

  • safety ammunition
  • propellant powders
  • pyrotechnics, including fireworks, rockets, dog signals or the like
  • purpose-designed and manufactured military explosives.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Other resources

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)