Selling explosives

A licence to sell explosives allows you to:

  • buy and sell certain explosives
  • store certain amounts of the explosives at a designated location.

If you're licensed to sell propellant powders, you may store up to 100kg of propellant powders at a designated location without needing a separate licence to store the propellant powders.

There are important restrictions on selling security-sensitive explosives to buyers, including ensuring that the Chief Inspector of Explosive validates the buyer's licence and identity.

This guide tells you how to apply for a licence to sell explosives and outlines your obligations as a licence holder.

It also advises what you should put in a security plan when you sell security-sensitive explosives and how to request validation of a new buyer.