Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate Fertiliser Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you are a primary producer and you intend to purchase, transport, store, handle or use a security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN) based fertiliser. SSAN is any substance that contains more than 45% ammonium nitrate unless it is an:

  • explosive
  • aqueous solution.

The agency recommends the use of an accredited dangerous goods consultant to prepare and submit your application.

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
  • be able to keep any SSAN you possess secure
  • hold a current WA dangerous goods security card (DGSC)
  • have developed and can apply a security plan
  • need to possess of the SSAN for use as a fertiliser in primary production.

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

  • be at least 21 years old
  • be competent to keep any SSAN possessed under the licence secure
  • hold a current DGSC.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $68.00

Annual fee. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate) Regulations 2007 Western Australia


This licence is not transferable.

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

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