Licence to Transport Explosives - Victoria


You will need this licence to transport explosives by road, boat or rail. Different requirements apply to road, rail and sea transport. Each road vehicle used must be licensed, and the driver must hold an explosives vehicle driver licence.

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.

A licence is not required to transport small quantities of explosives or fireworks (an amount below the prescribed maximum quantity) if you either:

  • hold a licence to sell explosives
  • hold a licence to use blasting explosives
  • hold a licence to use fireworks
  • are transporting hazard or distress signals or emergency systems or devices
  • are transporting consumer fireworks for your own use
  • will be transporting the explosives over private property only, and not by road.

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 licence, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old if you are applying as an individual
  • provide proof of identification
  • know the conditions and requirements of the licence
  • provide any documentation and information required by the Agency
  • pay the required application fees.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must not transport explosives unless they are packaged and marked in accordance with the Australian Explosives Code.

If you are transporting explosives by boat in a quantity greater than the maximum quantity prescribed in the regulations, you must notify the responsible Agency at least twenty-one days prior to doing so.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $62.50

Per road vehicle. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $519.95

Transport by rail. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $41.60

National police check. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $20.80

ASIO security assessment. Fees for 2023-24

Buy Duplicate Certificate All $50.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $181.98

Amendment of rail licence. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $21.88

Amendment of road vehicle licence. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 Victoria

Application process


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

Lodgement process


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.