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 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.

If you hold a shotfiring licence in another Australian State or Territory, your licence will be recognised under the Western Australian regulations. There is no need to apply for mutual recognition.

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 18 years old
  • provide evidence of your identity
  • hold a Western Australian Dangerous Goods Security Card (DGSC)
  • be competent to discharge explosives
  • satisfy the required practical experience
  • pass an accepted or approved shotfiring training course
  • hold a current medical certificate
  • demonstrate your suitability, competence, trustworthiness and genuine need to hold a licence.

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 $117.50

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 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)