Authorisation of an Explosive - Western Australia


You will need this authorisation if you intend to sell, transport, manufacture or import from interstate or overseas an explosive that has not yet been authorised. Any explosives used in Western Australia must be authorised. New formulations of previously authorised explosives require a new authorisation.

The following types of explosives are not required to be authorised:

  • fireworks
  • model rocket motors
  • ammunition
  • marine distress flares and signals
  • explosives specifically designed and marketed for use in petroleum and geothermal operations for the purpose of well perforation of seismic exploration.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 authorisation you must:

  • provide the required information regarding the particulars of the explosives
  • provide details of your manufacturing or importation program
  • demonstrate a legitimate need for the explosive and demonstrate that it can be safely handled, stored and transported by suitably licensed people.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


One-off approval


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $150.00

If the explosive is authorised under an interstate law.

Apply Application All $605.00

If not already authorised in another Australian jurisdiction.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 Western Australia

Lodgement process


Please submit your completed application form along with the prescribed fee directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

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:

Dangerous Goods Licensing

Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Phone: 08 6251 2300
Website: Dangerous Goods (Opens in new window)