Shotfiring Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to use explosives to blast rock or similar solid material, or to damage, destroy or demolish anything on or under land or water in Western Australia. This licence also authorises you to manufacture ANFO (ammonium nitrate / fuel oil mixture) at the blast site, and to store and transport explosives in limited circumstances.

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:

  • provide evidence of identity and be at least 18 years of age
  • hold a Western Australian Dangerous Goods Security Card or interstate equivalent
  • be competent to discharge explosives
  • satisfy the required practical experience
  • pass an accepted or approved shotfiring training course
  • be assessed as physically and mentally fit to hold a shotfiring licence
  • demonstrate your suitability, competence, trustworthiness and genuine need to hold a licence
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fee.

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 $107.50

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 WA

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 WA

Approval time

Usually within 20 working days.

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.

Dangerous Goods Licensing

Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: 100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia, 6004
Phone: 08 9358 8001
Website: Dangerous Goods (Opens in new window)