Significant incident and complaint reports

Below are summaries of all reported explosives incidents in Queensland since 2005 (reports prior to July 2019 also include complaints). These include a report for each month of the current year and a compiled report for each year since 2005.

Incidents are categorised by safety and security for the various explosives industry sectors.

Investigative reports

Angellala Creek ammonium nitrate explosion

On Friday 5 September 2014 a road train carrying 52 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was involved in a single vehicle accident on the Mitchell Highway at Angellala Creek, approximately 30km south of Charleville in Queensland, Australia.

The Explosives Inspectorate from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines has conducted a thorough investigation into the nature and cause of the explosion. In the interest of public safety an investigation report has been released.

Read more about the Angellala Creek significant incident investigation.

FY 2022 reports

The Explosives Inspectorate has reviewed its current monthly incident reporting structure. Monthly reports have ceased from 30 June 2022. Quarterly incident reports will commence from 1 July 2022.

Reports from previous years

Explosive safety and security

How to complete the application form for an authorised explosive or trial (PDF, 337KB)