Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate Import / Export Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to:

  • import or export security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN)
  • supply SSAN to others who are authorised to possess it.

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:

  • meet the age requirement
  • hold a current WA dangerous goods security card (DGSC)
  • demonstrate a satisfactory level of experience, knowledge and competency in safe handling and storage of SSAN
  • have made adequate arrangements for the safe and secure handling and storage of the SSAN
  • ensure persons who will have unsupervised access to the explosives possess a DGSC and are authorised as secure nominee
  • ensure that only authorised persons are supplied with explosives
  • have developed and can apply a security plan
  • have a legitimate purpose for needing this licence.

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 $232.00

Annual fee. Fees for 2024-25

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.

Additional information

An import or export notice must be lodged with the agency at least seven days before the consignment of SSAN coming in from or going overseas.

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

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