Licence fee information for explosives and fireworks
About licence fees
All licences and authorities (excluding permits) issued under the Explosives Act 1999 (Qld) have regulatory fees attached (fee unit amounts), which are calculated for each year of the licence period. The fee unit value is reviewed annually.
However, there is no fee for explosives permits.
Most licences are issued for 1 or 5 years. Fireworks operator and contractor licences are issued for 1 or 3 years.
We may issue licences for various categories, such as a licence to import explosives (blasting explosives and distress signals). If more than 1 category applies, you would pay only the higher licence fee.
Paying for your licence
Note: We do not accept credit card payments via email or fax.
To pay your licence fee, complete the E115 – Acceptable methods of payment (PDF, 305KB) form. Payments methods include:
- online credit card payment via BPOINT (you need to indicate you are paying via BPOINT on the E115 – Acceptable methods of payment form. A payment link will be forwarded after submission of a complete application)
- posted credit card details (included on the completed E115 – Acceptable methods of payment form)
- cheque or money order (made out to Resources Safety and Health Queensland)
- electronic funds transfer (by contacting the Explosives Inspectorate head office).
Note that all explosives authorities are GST free, so you won't receive a tax invoice (however a receipt is available).
Post your application form and any attachments with your payment form to an Explosives Inspectorate office.
We may refund fees for an application if:
- the Chief Inspector of Explosives decides not to issue the licence
- you're surrendering your licence partway through the term and the refund amount is for the unexpired part of the term (whole years).
Fees for specific licences
To see the fee amounts for specific licences, see the Information Bulletin 37 – Regulatory and security clearance fees or licensing information for particular sectors and activities.