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Explosives Manufacture (Mobile Processing Unit) Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to:

  • transport the constituents of bulk ammonium nitrate (AN) based explosives in a mobile processing unit (MPU) on a road or a mine
  • manufacture explosives in a MPU.

Bulk AN-based explosives consist mainly of ammonium nitrate, which are not packaged in the form of a cartridge, plug or stick.

There is no limit on the number of MPUs that may be included for this licence, although each vehicle must be a complying MPU.

The agency strongly advises you to contact an approved consultant and work with them to have your application developed.

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 old
  • hold a current WA dangerous goods security card (DGSC)
  • demonstrate the conduct of a business that involves the operation of explosives mixing vehicles
  • have developed and can apply an explosive management plan, including a security plan.

If you intend to apply as a partnership or company, you will need to have at least one appointed officer who must:

  • be at least 21 years old
  • be competent to safely engage in the activities authorised by the licence
  • be competent to keep any explosive possessed under the licence secure
  • hold a current DGSC.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $1130.00

Annual fee. Fees for 2024-25

Other resources

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 Energy, 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.