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Specialised explosives uses

You must have a security clearance if you are applying for a licence or permit for a security-sensitive explosive.

A licence to use explosives covers specialised uses (as stated on the licence), including:

  • dynamic breaching operations training
  • explosives testing
  • metal forming, and research and development
  • official police duties
  • fireworks testing
  • down-hole perforating
  • demolition
  • training purposes.

The licence allows you to use, purchase, store and transport the explosive in limited quantities.

A specific licence is available for those wanting to use, store and transport security-sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN) for agricultural purposes, production processes and laboratories.

Application requirements

Check the application form for a list of requirements and follow the links below for more information:

Publicly listed corporations must appoint a responsible person for explosives matters if they have not already done so.

How to apply

Your application should include:

*Note: If you apply for an occupational authority, your biometric data (digital photo and signature) will be retained while your licence remains current. It will destroyed if your application is withdrawn or refused, or your licence expires.

Fees and payment options

Read about payment options and make sure you include an acceptable methods of payment form (PDF, 305KB) with your application.

Licence class Licence period Licence fee
Licence to use explosives 1 year {{ 35385 }}
5 years {{ 35384 }}