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.
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.
- Q3 2022–23 report (Microsoft Sway) | (PDF, 2MB)
- Q2 2022–23 report (Microsoft Sway) | (PDF, 878KB)
- Q1 2022–23 report (Microsoft Sway) | (PDF, 1.3MB)
- January – June 2022 Report (PDF, 2.82MB)
Reports from previous years
- 2021 report (PDF, 6.4MB)
- 2020 report (PDF, 5.1MB)
- 2019 report (PDF, 4.0MB)
- 2018 report (PDF, 3.6MB)
- 2017 report (PDF, 2.4MB)
- 2016 report (PDF, 1.8MB)
- 2015 report (PDF, 4.4MB)
- 2014 report (PDF, 4.2MB)
- 2013 report (PDF, 2.1MB)
- 2012 report (PDF, 606KB)
- 2011 report (PDF, 858KB)
- 2010 report (PDF, 716KB)
- 2009 report (PDF, 410KB)
- 2008 report (PDF, 424KB)
- 2007 report (PDF, 475KB)
- 2006 report (PDF, 357KB)
- 2005 report (PDF, 565KB)
Explosive safety and security
How to complete the application form for an authorised explosive or trial (PDF, 337KB)
- Last reviewed: 18 Sep 2018
- Last updated: 15 May 2023
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