Licence to Manufacture Explosives - Victoria

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to manufacture explosives or explosive mixture. An explosive mixture is a mixture of an oxidising agent and a fuel component.

Explosives do not include any safety or emergency system or device that is activated by explosives. Examples of such equipment are airbags, fire extinguishers, life rafts and passenger evacuation slides. This licence entitles you to make explosives of particular kinds and classifications, up to specified quantities.

This licence may also give permission to store, sell or import explosives.

The licence to manufacture explosives consolidates four previous licences:

  • licence to manufacture explosives at a factory
  • licence to manufacture explosives with a mobile manufacturing unit (MMU)
  • licence to manufacture an explosive mixture at a central mixing point or other place at point of application or use
  • licence to fill or cap safety cartridges at a place other than a factory.

If you hold one of these licences that was issued prior to 26 June 2011, you can continue to operate under this licence until it expires. You will then be able to renew your licence and convert it to a licence to manufacture explosives.

One licence is required per vehicle for mobile manufacturing units.

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

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • submit an application form to the Authority
  • be at least eighteen years old if you are applying as an individual
  • include a photograph of yourself or your nominated person
  • produce details of any security plans, specification, management and operating procedures, result of hazard or risk studies and other information required by the Agency
  • inform the relevant fire authority of the premises that is licensed to manufacture explosives
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this approval that you abide by all industry legislation and codes of practice and any specific conditions on the approval.

You must provide any relevant records and information as required by the authority, and you must notify the Authority of any licence detail changes in writing before the event.

You are required to implement a safety management system that ensures the manufacture of explosives is carried out as safely as possible prior to manufacturing any explosives.

Duration

Up to five years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $5000.00

Manufacture within a factory (fee 2018-2019).

Apply Application All $312.50

Manufacture in premises other than a factory (fee 2018-2019).

Apply Application All $40.00 National Police check (fee 2018-2019).
Apply Application All $20.00 ASIO security assessment (fee 2018-2019).
Renew Renewal All $5000.00

Manufacture within a factory (fee 2018-2019).

Renew Renewal All $312.50

Manufacture in premises other than a factory (fee 2018-2019).

Vary Variation All $1750.00

Manufacture within a factory (fee 2018-2019).

Vary Variation All $109.38

Manufacture in premises other than a factory (fee 2018-2019).

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 Victoria

Application process

Apply

Please ensure you include all the required documentation with your application, as detailed on the application documents.

Lodgement process

Apply

Please lodge your application and associated documentation directly with the Licensing Branch at WorkSafe Victoria.

Approval time

Within 30 days.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

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:

Licensing Branch

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9641 1555
Phone: 1300 852 562
Email: licensing@worksafe.vic.gov.au
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)