All explosives imported, manufactured, sold, transported, stored or used in Victoria must be authorised explosives. Authorised explosives are those that are listed in the register maintained by the responsible Agency.
If you intend to undertake any activities involving an explosive that is not listed in the register you must either:
- apply for WorkSafe approval
- make an application for the explosive to be added to the register of authorised explosives.
Explosives are used in quarrying, drilling, trenching, sub-soiling, rock breaking, stump removal, log splitting, ammunition and theatrical and entertainment displays.
Please note that you cannot apply for approval for an explosive unless you hold an explosives licence that authorises your proposed activities.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.