Shotfiring Licence - Western Australia


You will need 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.

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 a natural person
  • be at least 18 years old
  • hold or have applied for a WA dangerous goods security card or hold a recognised security clearance
  • have completed a training course with an approved training provider
  • pass a medical assessment against the required standards in the last six months
  • pass the relevant offence requirements.

If you hold an equivalent licence in New Zealand, you may be eligible for mutual recognition.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $123.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $123.00

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 Western Australia

Approval time

Usually within 20 working days.

Administering agency

Department of Energy, 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.