When is this licence required?
Any person who stores a quantity of a security sensitive ammonium nitrate at a place, in bulk or packages, must hold at least one of the following licences that relates to the security sensitive ammonium nitrate and authorises the storage of that quantity at that site:
- a security sensitive ammonium nitrate storage licence
- a security sensitive ammonium nitrate manufacture licence.
The security sensitive ammonium nitrate storage licence is issued for five years.
A separate dangerous goods storage licence is also required if the amount of security sensitive ammonium nitrate stored exceeds manifest quantities.
For further information on storage licence requirements When is a dangerous goods site licence required?
When is a security sensitive ammonium nitrate storage licence not required?
A licence is not required if a person:
- already holds
- a shotfirer licence that relates to security sensitive ammonium nitrate and does not store more than 100 kg for use at the site
- an explosives storage licence that involves storage of a security sensitive ammonium nitrate as if it were an explosive
- a security sensitive ammonium nitrate fertiliser licence
- controls and manages a commercial laboratory, and
- stores the security sensitive ammonium nitrate in a laboratory for analytical or research purposes that do not involve the manufacture of an illegal product
- there is not more than 3 kg of any security sensitive ammonium nitrate in the laboratory
- is an educational institution or government organisation, or employed by one, and
- stores the security sensitive ammonium nitrate at the premises of the institution or organisation for analytical, educational or research purposes that do not involve the manufacture of an illegal product
- there is not more than 3 kg of any security sensitive ammonium nitrate at the premises
- holds a security sensitive ammonium nitrate transport licence, and
- stores the security sensitive ammonium nitrate at the site while it is in transit
- stores the security sensitive ammonium nitrate at the site in containers that are not opened at the site
- security sensitive ammonium nitrate are not used at the site.
Licences are not issued for the storage of security sensitive ammonium nitrate products used for household use (including cold packs) or fertilisation of recreational facilities.
Who can apply?
Licences can be granted to an individual, body corporate or partnership.
Individuals must be at least 21 years of age.
Use of an accredited consultant
To develop the submission, it is recommended that those intending to apply for a licence engage a dangerous goods consultant accredited to prepare and submit security sensitive ammonium nitrate applications. The consultant will normally complete the application form on the applicant’s behalf, but the intended licensee must sign the application.
Applications submitted without accredited consultant endorsement may take up to three months to process and a checking fee applies. Deficient submissions will take longer to process.
Refer to What is the role of accredited dangerous goods consultants? for a list of consultants.
The completed application must be signed by the intended licensee and lodged with:
- supporting documentation, which is the original or the original certified document (where a copy is requested this does not apply)
- security plan.
See What is required for security sensitive ammonium nitrate licences? for more information on security plans and security clearances.
Failure to provide the required documentation will delay processing of applications. Most applications are dealt with within 20 business days.
Only the licence fee for the first year of the licence is to be lodged with the application. Licence fees for subsequent years will be billed annually.
A checking fee:
- does not apply if a consultant endorses your proposal as complying with the regulations.
- applies for applications without accredited consultant endorsement.
For information regarding application fees please see Schedule of fees and charges.
Lodging the application
Notification of changes of details
If you have access to SRS, you can log on to SRS to amend any of your personal details. Any change will flow through to other licences you hold.
Reporting an incident
Security sensitive ammonium nitrate storage licence holders have a responsibility to report incidents and accidents arising from their activities, including unexplained losses or theft.
For any enquiries please contact Dangerous Goods Licensing:
Phone: (08) 9358 8001