When is this licence required?
Any person who manufactures an explosive must hold an explosives manufacture licence.
The manufacturing must be undertaken at a fixed plant with access to associated storage facilities if required.
The explosives manufacture licence is issued for five years.
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 application must be signed by the intended licensee and lodged with:
- the supporting documentation, which can be the original or the original certified document (where a copy is requested this does not apply)
- the explosives management plan.
Failure to provide the required documentation will delay processing of applications. Most applications are dealt with within 20 business days.
For more information on explosive management plans see What is required for explosives licences?
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.
The checking fee is equal to the licence fee payable with the application.
For information regarding application fees please see Schedule of fees and charges.
Lodging the application
The completed application form, together with relevant documents and the fee payable to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, is to be mailed to:
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS)
Mineral House 100 Plain Street
East Perth WA 6004
Or lodged in person at:
Level 2, 1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth WA 6004
Office hours: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Notification of changes of details
The Chief Dangerous Goods Officer must be notified within 14 days of any material changes to the details on a licence or registration.
Reporting an incident
Explosives manufacture licence holders have a responsibility to report incidents and accidents arising from their activities.
For any enquiries please contact Dangerous Goods Licensing:
Phone: (08) 9358 8001