Applying for a licence or permit

Licence or permit to import explosives

A licence or permit to import explosives allows you to bring the explosives stated in the licence into Queensland from another country and possess the explosives for that purpose.

Licence or permit to export explosives

A licence or permit to export explosives allows you to send the explosives stated in the licence to another country from Queensland and possess the explosives for that purpose.

Permit to import/export ammunition for personal use

You do not need a permit to import or export small arms ammunition for personal use (e.g. target shooting or hunting) if:

  • the ammunition is for your own personal use for sports or target shooting or recreational shooting
  • and
  • you are licensed or otherwise authorised under the Weapons Act 1990 to use a firearm that uses the ammunition.

If you wish to import a weapon, you should apply to the Queensland Police for a B709 import permit.

Fees for licences

Also read important information about your licence fees, including how to pay and refunds.

Licence class Licence type Licence period Licence fee
Licence to import/export explosives For blasting explosives 1 year {{ 35338 }}
5 year {{ 35337 }}
For propellant powders and ammunition 1 year {{ 35340 }}
5 year {{ 35339 }}
For fireworks 1 year {{ 35342 }}
5 year {{ 35341 }}
For distress signals 1 year {{ 35344 }}
5 year {{ 35343 }}
For an explosive not mentioned above, including SSAN 1 year {{ 35347 }}
5 year {{ 35345 }}

Note: There is no fee for permits.