Applying for a security sensitive ammonium nitrate fertiliser licence

Security risk substance fertiliser licence - application form - 217 Kb

Use this form to apply for or amend a security risk substances (SRS) fertiliser licence.

When is this licence required?

  • A security sensitive ammonium nitrate fertiliser licence is a special licence for primary producers.
  • It is required to purchase, transport, store and use of fertilisers qualifying as a security sensitive ammonium nitrate, in unlimited quantities for the licence holder’s own use.
  • The security sensitive ammonium nitrate storage licence is issued for five years.

Some calcium ammonium nitrate products qualify as a security sensitive ammonium nitrate.

Bulk transport of fertiliser

A primary producer must also be a licensed dangerous goods driver to transport fertiliser in bulk on public roads in quantities greater than:

  • three tonnes in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs)
  • 500 kilograms in bulk (not in IBCs)

In these situations, the vehicles being used (other than a prime mover) will also require a dangerous goods vehicle licence.

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.

Required information

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.

Application fee

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

Related information

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 fertiliser licence holders have a responsibility to report incidents and accidents arising from their activities, including unexplained losses or theft.

Other guidance


Security risk assessment and security plan template - SRS fertiliser use - 148 Kb

Use of this template is not mandatory; however, the security plan should sufficiently address the national Ammonium Nitrate Guidance Note No.3, Agricultural Use.

Ammonium nitrate guidance note No.3 - Agricultural Use - 92 Kb

The following National guidance note supports the COAG agreement of 25 June 2004 against inappropriate use of ammonium nitrate.

Licensing and exemptions for storage and handling - guidance note - 194 Kb

This guidance note will assist people wishing to store, handle or process dangerous goods in Western Australia to determine whether licensing applies and, if so, what information is required for the licensing process.

Applicable legislation

Overview of security sensitive ammonium nitrate regulations - information sheet - 290 Kb

This document is for guidance only and the definitive statutory requirements are contained in the Dangerous Goods Safety (Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate) Regulations 2007.

For any enquiries please contact Dangerous Goods Licensing:
Phone: (08) 9358 8001