Permit to Have Unsupervised Access to High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG) - Victoria


You will need this permit if your work involves unsupervised access to high consequence dangerous goods (HCDG) such as ammonium nitrate.

Dangerous goods are described as substances and articles that are potentially hazardous to people and property. In Victoria, ammonium nitrate and mixtures or emulsions containing more than 45% ammonium nitrate are considered high consequence dangerous goods. They may be corrosive, flammable, explosive, oxidizing or reactive with water. Certain dangerous goods are designated as high consequence (HCDG) by the Agency.

This permit can only be granted to the employee of an HCDG licence holder. It entitles the permit holder to conduct the activities which the HCDG licence holder has authorised you to perform and has recorded in their security plan.

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 permit, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a Victorian resident
  • pass a National Police Check and a security assessment
  • provide all required documentation and information
  • pay the prescribed fees.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $60.00

New permit. Fees for 2023-24

Comply Miscellaneous All $40.00

National police check. Fees for 2023-24

Comply Miscellaneous All $20.00

ASIO security assessment. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $40.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (HCDG) Regulations 2016 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 at an Australian Post Outlet.

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.