You will require this licence if
you intend to sell or import explosives. A single licence can authorise
both the sale and import of explosives. However, licences can be
obtained that authorise just sale or import.
A licence to
sell explosives authorises the licence holder to store and transport
explosives of the type the licence holder is authorised to sell, as long
as the quantities stored and transported are less than the prescribed
quantities for storage and transport under the Regulations. A licence
holder who wishes to store or transport explosives above the prescribed
quantities under the Regulations must also obtain the appropriate
A licence to sell explosives is not required to
sell cartridge ammunition, consumer fireworks, industrial safety
cartridges or distress signals in consumer packages weighing less than
Explosives covered by this licence consist of any
self-contained portable items of equipment of a reasonable size and
volume designed to produce electric current for firing charges, and may
include, but are not limited to, high explosives, detonating cords,
safety fuses, detonators, propellants, boosters, and certain fireworks.
General requirements for sale of explosives:
- Packaging must conform to the Australian Explosives Code requirements.
cannot be sold in a public place, such as a market or fair (with the
exception of safety cartridges and general use fireworks).
do not refer to 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. Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.