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Application For An Explosives Licence

  • Application for an Explosives Licence (PDF 200kb)
    Document Type: Form
    Keycode: FOR812/01/04.11
    Date First Published: 07 July 2011
    Summary: Drive a vehicle transporting explosives by road, use blasting explosives or use fireworks as a pyrotechnician

About this form

Using explosives

A Licence to Use Blasting Explosives allows you to use and purchase blasting explosives and may authorise limited manufacture of ANFO (up to 50kgs) for your own use. Licensees can also purchase, store and transport limited amounts of explosives.

To apply for a licence the applicant must undertake an Approved Training Course and Assessment in the use of blasting explosives and requested shot-firing methods through a Authorised Training Provider. A Licence to Use Blasting Explosives may be issued for up to five years.

Please read Additional Requirement for Explosive Applications below.

Using fireworks

A Licence to Use Fireworks as a Pyrotechnician authorises a person to use fireworks, the types of fireworks to be used and the activities to be carried out. It also allows for temporary storage and transport of limited amounts of explosives.

To apply for a licence the applicant must provide proof of competency by passing an approved test or completing an Approved or Accredited Training Course through a Registered Training Organisation. A Licence to Use Fireworks as a Pyrotechnician may be issued for up to five years.

Please read Additional Requirement for Explosive Applications below.

Transporting explosives

A Licence to Drive a Vehicle Transporting Explosives by Road authorises a person to drive a vehicle transporting explosives by land above the prescribed quantities.

To apply for a licence the applicant must provide proof of competency by passing an approved test or completing an Approved or Accredited Training Course through a Registered Training Organisation. You must also undergo a medical assessment and submit a completed Medical Fitness Certificate and driving records history. A Licence to Drive a Vehicle Transporting Explosives by Road may be issued for up to five years.

Please read Additional Requirement for Explosive Applications below.

Additional Requirement for Explosive Applications

It is a requirement of the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 and Regulations that you provide proof of your identity to WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) when you lodge your application. You must also undergo an ASIO security assessment and provide consent and sufficient information to enable WorkSafe to obtain known information to determine whether you are suitable to hold a licence. Submit an Application to Conduct National Police Check and ASIO Security Assessment with your application.

Detailed information about proof of identity is contained in the application form.

About this form

The Application for an Explosives Licence is only available in hard copy format. The form can either be obtained from WorkSafe Offices, the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 or info@worksafe.vic.gov.au.

Related information

You can purchase copies of the Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 from Information Victoria on 1300 366 356 or you can view them in the Statute Book on Victorian Law Today.

Where to send the form

Lodge your completed application form in person with all supporting documentation and the prescribed fee at a participating Australia Post office outlet. To locate your nearest participating outlet call 13 13 18 or visit www.austpost.com.au.  

NB. Some Australia Post outlets may require an appointment.

Further information


For advice on licensing requirements when using explosives, please read

More information about Licence to use blasting explosives

More information about Licence to use fireworks

More information about Licence to drive a vehicle transporting explosives

Enquiries relating to explosives and the regulations should be directed to WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 or info@worksafe.vic.gov.au.