Test Permit for Explosives - Western Australia


You will require this permit if you intend to test a non-authorised explosive. A non-authorised explosive is an article or substance that is neither an authorised explosive, nor a prohibited explosive and that is intended to be manufactured or used to produce an explosion or a pyrotechnic effect.

You will also require a test permit if you intend to import, manufacture or store an unauthorised explosive, in addition to the relevant permit for that particular activity. The testing of authorised explosives and fireworks does not require a permit.

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 permit you must:

  • Provide details of the properties of the explosives you intend to test;
  • Provide details of the intended use of the explosives, the dates and where the explosives (to be tested) are to be manufactured;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay the required fees.

Some exemptions apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


For the duration of the testing period.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $169.00

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
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Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 WA

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 WA

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
Email: cso@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: Dangerous Goods (Opens in new window)