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Storing explosives

You must not store explosives unless you have the appropriate licence or permit.

Some explosives licences authorise the storage of limited amounts of explosives without a separate licence or permit to store explosives.

Schedule 4 of the Explosives Regulation 2017 also lists certain explosives that can be stored in limited quantities without a licence or permit to store explosives.

You also don't need to apply for a separate licence to store explosives if you use a government reserve.

However, to store larger amounts of explosives, or explosives not covered by other licences, you will need to apply for a licence or permit to store explosives.

This guide explains the requirements for licences and permits, and how to apply. It also includes information on how to access the services of government reserves.