High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG) licence

Licence to handle ammonium nitrate.

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About the licence

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

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

You will require a licence to access High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG) if you import, export, manufacture, store, sell, supply, use, handle, transfer, transport or dispose of HCDG.

Applicants can be an individual, body corporate or a non-public body corporate company - different application requirements apply for each type of applicant. See the checklist on the application for more details.


Fee summary

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

Apply or renew the licence

Contact WorkSafe's licensing branch

To check the progress of an application or if you need assistance, contact the Licensing Branch at:

Licensing Branch
PO Box 279
Geelong Vic 3220

Phone 1300 852 562
Fax 1800 060 727
Email [email protected]

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