Blasting in a Townsite Permit - Western Australia


You will require this permit if you intend to conduct blasting operations within a townsite. These operations may involve the blasting of rocks or other solid matter, or the blasting to damage, destroy or demolish any structure on land or water.

Permits are subject to conditions designed to protect public safety. 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 permit, you must hold public risk insurance of at least $5 million (or higher if the circumstances require). The application must set out the following information:

  • Date, location and purpose of the blasting;
  • Details of the person who will use the explosive (this person must hold a shot firing licence); and
  • Details of your public risk insurance policy.

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


As indicated on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Blasting in a Townsite Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 WA

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 WA

Additional information

You must submit the permit application and blasting plan at least one working day before the proposed use of explosives. One application may cover multiple explosions.

Administering agency

City of Albany

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

City of Albany

Operating address: 102 North Road
Yakamia, Western Australia 6330
Mailing address: PO BOX 484
Albany DC, Western Australia 6331
Phone: 08 6820 3000
Website: City of Albany (Opens in new window)