You can transport limited amounts of explosives if you're licensed to use explosives.
However, you can transport larger amounts of explosives only if you have a specific licence to transport explosives.
Note: The transport of explosives in a mobile manufacturing unit on a public road is covered under the licence to manufacture explosives.
If you transport an explosive in a vehicle, train or boat in a public area, you also need to comply with the:
- Australian explosives code 3rd edition (AEC3) for a class 1 explosive (see the Workplace Relations Ministers' Council website for more information)
- Australian dangerous goods code 7th edition (ADG7) for explosives other than class 1 (see the National Transport Commission website for more information)
This guide tells you how to apply for a licence to transport explosives, as well as the associated fees and your obligations under the licence.
It also advises you on your insurance requirements, the safe use of high-temperature exhaust systems and transporting mixed loads of detonators and high explosives.