Explosives Import / Export Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to import explosives into Western Australia from a country outside Australia, or if you intend to export explosives from Western Australia to a country outside Australia.

This licence will enable you to import and / or export explosives, and supply explosives to others who are authorised to possess the explosives. It does not allow you to transport use, store or manufacture explosives for these activities. You will need additional authorisations to transport, use, store or manufacture explosives.

A licence is not required for the movement of explosives between Western Australia and other States and Territories in Australia. If you intend to import or export an unauthorised explosive you must obtain a test permit.

Please note that the Agency recommends the use of an accredited dangerous goods consultant to prepare and submit your application.

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 licence you must:

  • be 21 years of age or over
  • hold a current Western Australian Dangerous Goods Security Card (DGSC)
  • have a legitimate reason for handling the explosives
  • demonstrate a satisfactory level of experience, knowledge and competency in the safe handling, storage and security of the explosives
  • have made adequate arrangements for the safe and secure handling and storage of explosives
  • ensure people who will have unsupervised access to the explosives possess a DGSC and are authorised as secure employees
  • ensure that only people authorised under the explosives regulations are supplied with explosives.

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


Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must retain any import and export records for a minimum of two years.


5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $190.00 Annual fee for a trading licence.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 Western Australia

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)