New applicants and those renewing their licence will need to:
Via a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and submit proof of passing your course in general blasting, oil wells, open cut mines and quarries or underground mining within six months of completion OR submit a copy of the front and back of your current interstate blasting explosives licence
Submit a Notice of Assessment (oral and practical assessment in the use of blasting explosives) and a letter from your employer confirming you have six months of continuous employment in mines
Submit a Notice of Assessment (oral and practical assessment in the use of blasting explosives) and a letter from your employer confirming you have completed 12 production shots in open cut mines and quarries.
Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2022
You can purchase copies of the regulations from Information Victoria on 1300 366 356 or you can view them on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary documents website.
You can apply for mutual recognition of a current blasting licence issued by other states in Australia.
This process is subject to confirmation of your licence by the issuing state and will result in a licence being issued with the same expiry date as the interstate licence.
Before you start your application
You will be required to supply the following documents as part of your application:
proof of identity documents
proof of passing a WorkSafe approved test or course by a Registered Training Organisation in general blasting, oil wells, open cut mines and quarries or underground mining within six months of completion OR a current interstate blasting explosives licence (certified front and back copy)
completed National Police Check and ASIO Security Assessment form which will be lodged by WorkSafe
Receiving the licence
We will make a decision on your licence application, and write to you with that decision, within 60 days of receiving your application.
If your licence application is approved you'll be able to access the digital licence immediately in myWorkSafe.
Licence fee applies.
For an amendment to the licence.
National police check.
ASIO security assessment.
This licence is valid for five years.
Contact WorkSafe's licensing branch
To check the progress of an application or if you need assistance, contact the Licensing Branch at: