Explosives Driver's Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to drive a road vehicle transporting an authorised explosive on a public road.

You will not need this licence if you:

  • transport explosives only on mine sites
  • are authorised to transport explosives under a shotfiring, pyrotechnics, or fireworks licence
  • hold an explosives driver's licence in another jurisdiction (your licence will be recognised under the regulations).

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information on whether you require this licence.

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 21 years of age
  • demonstrate competency in the activities required of the licence
  • have passed an approved driver training course
  • be assessed as medically fit to drive an explosives vehicle within the past 6 months
  • possess a current Western Australian Dangerous Goods Security Card
  • hold a current driver's licence
  • have a satisfactory driving history.

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



5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $117.50
Renew Renewal All $117.50


Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 Western Australia

Approval time

Usually within 20 working days.

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
Email: cso@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: Dangerous Goods (Opens in new window)