Driver transporting explosives licence

The application for an explosives licence authorises you to drive a vehicle transporting explosives by land above the prescribed quantities.

Before you start your application

For your applications to be processed, you need to supply the following documents as part of your application:

  1. proof of identity documents
  2. a completed reference form

    Form to provide to a referee along with your identification documents

  3. provide a copy of your vehicle driver licence

    It must be a certified front and back copy.

  4. provide proof of passing a WorkSafe approved test or course by a Registered Training Organisation

    provide proof of passing a WorkSafe approved test or course by a Registered Training Organisation

  5. undergo a medical assessment and submit a completed medical fitness certificate

    Obtain a medical certificate for a driver commercial health assessment

  6. provide a demerit point extract and conviction report

    Provide a demerit point extract and conviction report for at least the last five years, dated no more than six months prior to your application. This can be purchased from VicRoads or interstate authority.

Note: WorkSafe does not accept evidence of practical experience for this licence application.

Renewing your current explosives driver licence

To renew your current licence, you're required to complete renewal training at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). WorkSafe will send you a renewal notice.

Receiving the licence

We will make a decision on your licence application, and write to you with that decision, within 40 days of receiving your application.

If your licence application is approved you'll be able to access the digital licence immediately in myWorkSafe.

We'll also send a plastic card licence in the mail which you should receive in 20 to 25 business days from the date of the decision.

Fee summary

$62.50

Per licence.

$21.88

For an amendment to the licence.

$40

National police check.

$20

ASIO security assessment.

5 years

This licence is valid for five years.

Driver transporting explosives licence