About the licence

You can apply for individual or combinations of the following explosives licence types:

  • manufacture explosives in a factory
  • manufacture explosives at a place other than a factory
  • fill and cap safety cartridges for commercial purposes
  • store explosives at a medium scale storage facility
  • store explosives in a magazine (above prescribed quantities)
  • sell explosives 
  • import explosives.

If you hold a Victorian licence to operate a major hazard facility, you do not require a licence to manufacture or store explosives.

If you have previously completed an ASIO security assessment through WorkSafe you do not need to repeat or pay for this assessment again.

Licence issuing, renewal and amendment fees

Licence to manufacture explosives at a factory

  • Issue or renewal fee $5000
  • Amendment fee $1750

Licence to manufacture explosives at a premises other than a factory

  • Issue or renewal fee $312.50
  • Amendment fee $109.38

Licence to store explosives in medium scale storage

  • Issue or renewal fee $250 for each premises. Plus $21.88 for each additional authorisation    
  • Amendment fee $87.50 for each premises. Plus $7.66 for each additional authorisation

Licence to store explosives above prescribed amounts

  • Issue or renewal fee $500 for each premises. Plus $21.88 for each additional authorisation
  • Amendment fee $175 for each premises. Plus $7.66 for each additional authorisation

Licence to sell or import explosives

Issue or renewal fee $62.50. Plus $21.88 for each additional authorisation Amendment fee $21.88. Plus $7.66 for each additional authorisation.

Fees that apply to all licences

$40

National Police check.

$20

ASIO security assessment.

5 years

This licence is valid for 5 years.

Apply or renew the licence

Note: You can purchase copies of the Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 from Information Victoria on 1300 366 356 or you can view them at legislation.vic.gov.au.