High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG) permit

In Victoria, ammonium nitrate and mixtures or emulsions containing more than 45% ammonium nitrate are considered high consequence dangerous goods.

High consequence dangerous goods permit requirements

Anyone who has access to high consequence dangerous goods must hold a licence for the activity or a permit if working for an employer who holds a licence.


  • your employer must hold a High Consequence Dangerous Goods licence
  • if you have previously completed an ASIO security assessment through WorkSafe you do not need to repeat or pay for this assessment again.

Before you start your application

For your application to be processed you will be required to supply the following documents as part of your application:

  1. completed national police check and ASIO security assessment form

    National police check and ASIO security assessment form which will be lodged by WorkSafe

  2. proof of identity evidence
  3. a completed reference form

    Form to provide to a Referee along with your identification documents

Receiving the permit

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

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

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

High Consequence Dangerous Goods permit

Permit if working for an employer who holds a High Consequence Dangerous Good licence.

Fee summary

No cost

No permit fee applies.


National Police check.


ASIO security assessment.

5 years

This licence is valid for five years.