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Apply for a licence to transport explosives

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

You must not transport an explosive in a vehicle unless you hold the required authority.

Who needs a licence to transport explosives?

Some explosives licences authorise the transport of limited amounts of explosives without a separate licence to transport explosives (e.g. a shotfirer licence or fireworks operator licence).

If you already have an explosives licence – check your licence conditions to see what transport is authorised.

If you don't have a licence that covers the quantity or type of explosive you want to transport, you'll need to apply for a licence to transport explosives.

Application requirements

Check the application form for a list of requirements, including security clearances for security-sensitive explosives, a safety and security management system and insurance.

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:

Fees and payment options

Read about payment options and make sure you include an acceptable methods of payment form (PDF, 319KB) with your application.

Fees for licences to transport explosives

Licence class Licence fee and period
Licence to transport explosives 1 year {{ 35383 }}
5 year {{ 35382 }}

Obligations of licence holders

Licence holders must comply with the terms of their licence, as well as the following codes of practice:

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