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.
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:
- Form E108 – Application for a licence to transport explosives (PDF, 868KB)
- application fee (see below)
- supporting documents (according to the form's checklist).
Publicly listed corporations may also need to submit Form E114 – Nominated responsible person. Contact us to complete the form and submit it with your application.
Fees and payment options
Fees for licences to transport explosives
|Licence class||Licence fee and period|
|Licence to transport explosives||
$120.30 (excl. GST)|
5 year $601.50 (excl. GST)
Obligations of licence holders
Licence holders must comply with the terms of their licence, as well as the following codes of practice:
- Class 1 explosives are covered by the Australian explosives code 3rd edition (AEC3).
- Class 2 to 9 explosives are classified as dangerous goods and are covered by the Australian dangerous goods code 7th edition (ADG7).
- Learn more about transporting dangerous goods.