Explosives Supply Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to supply authorised explosives to other individuals or companies. For example, you, your company or partnership will need this licence if you are:

  • manufacturers of explosives in Western Australia and intend to sell the product in Australia
  • a firearms or sporting goods store selling ammunition propellant or black powder
  • a store selling small quantities of blasting explosives and detonators to shotfirers
  • a hobby store selling model rocket motors where Net Explosive Quantities (NEQ) of propellant is greater than 5g
  • selling any other explosives even if by consignment only.

This licence is not needed for the sale of the following:

  • unrestricted explosives such as sparklers, party poppers and Christmas crackers
  • cartridges for safety devices
  • cartridges for nail guns
  • emergency devices
  • ammunition (which requires a firearm dealer's licence).

You may not need this licence if your sale or supply of explosives is already authorised under another explosives licence you hold, such as an import or transport licence.

You will need an explosives export licence if you intend to sell authorised explosives to overseas customers.Other licences may also be needed if you will be storing, transporting, or using the explosives yourself.

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 at least 21 years old
  • hold a Western Australia Dangerous Goods Security Card (DGSC)
  • have the necessary qualifications, experience and knowledge relating to explosives
  • have a legitimate reason for selling explosives
  • have adequate arrangements for the safe and secure handling and storage of the explosives
  • have made arrangements to ensure that only trusted and competent employees have access to the explosives.

Ongoing separate storage requirements will apply.

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 Description
Apply Application All $64.50 Annual

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 Western Australia

Application process


The Agency recommends you contact an accredited dangerous goods consultant and work with them to develop and submit your application.

Approval time

20 working days for most applications.

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)