Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate Manufacture Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to manufacture security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN). A SSAN is a substance that contains more that 45% ammonium nitrate unless it is an explosive or an aqueous solution. Manufacturing includes making the SSAN wholly or partly from another SSAN and packaging a SSAN.

You will not need this licence if you:

  • hold an explosives manufacture (MPU) licence
  • are a secure employee of the holder of an SSAN Manufacture licence
  • control or manage a commercial laboratory, or are employed in a commercial laboratory and you intend to manufacture the SSAN for analytical or research purposes, and there is not more than 3kg of any SSAN in the laboratory
  • are employed by an educational institution, government organisation, or are a student at an educational institution and you intend to manufacture the SSAN for educational or research purposes and there is no more than 3kg of any SSAN in the laboratory.

This licence will also authorise you to store a limited quantity of SSAN and supply it to other people who are authorised to possess it. You will need additional licences if you intend to transport, import or export SSAN.

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 at least 21 years old
  • provide evidence of your identity
  • hold a current Dangerous Goods Security Card (DGSC)
  • demonstrate a satisfactory level of experience, knowledge and competency in the safe handling, storage and security of the SSAN
  • have completed a security plan for SSAN storage.
If you are applying as a body corporate or partnership you must also:
  • ensure persons who will have unsupervised access to the SSAN possess a Western Australian DGSC and authorised as secure employees
  • provide evidence that at least one individual who is concerned in the management of, or employed by the body or partnership, holds a current DGSC or mutually recognised security clearance, and is responsible for the safety and security of the security risk substances covered by the licence
  • provide evidence of the existence of the body corporate or a partnership, including statutory declarations from all partners.
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
Apply Application All $356.00

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

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

Lodgement process


Please lodge your completed application form, security plan and fee directly with the Agency.

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
Website: Dangerous Goods (Opens in new window)