Manufacturing explosives

The Explosives Inspectorate issues 3 types of licences to manufacture explosives:

  • at an explosives factory
  • at a place of use that's not an explosives factory, such as a mine site
  • in a mobile manufacturing unit (vehicle-based) for blasting explosives.

A licence to manufacture explosives allows you to:

  • manufacture certain explosives at a designated location
  • purchase, possess and store certain explosives at a designated location.

This guide tells you how to apply for a licence to manufacture explosives at an explosives factory, at a place of use or using mobile manufacturing units, including fees and obligations under the licence.

It will also advise you about the hazards associated with explosives manufacture and how to avoid them.