Notifying import of explosives or security sensitive ammonium nitrate into Western Australia

Export explosives or security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN) into WA - notice form - 89 Kb

This notice is to be used for exports of explosives or security sensitive ammonium nitrate.

When is this notice used?

This notice is to be used when importing explosives or security sensitive ammonium nitrate to Western Australia.

The export notice must be lodged by the licence holder with Resources Safety at least 7 days prior to the date of expected departure of the goods.

Lodge separate notices if explosives and security sensitive ammonium nitrate are included in the same shipment for delivery to different consignees upon arrival in Western Australia.

Who is responsible?

Only the holder of a current explosives or security sensitive ammonium nitrate import/export licence can export the explosives or security sensitive ammonium nitrate.

How long must records of import be retained?

Licence holders must retain:

  • records of all imported explosives for two years after the date of import
  • copies of all import notices for security sensitive ammonium nitrate for five years after the date of import.

Required information

The licence holder must provide a material safety data sheet (MSDS) for all explosives and security sensitive ammonium nitrate detailed in the notice.

The department’s Chief Dangerous Goods Officer may require a certificate of analysis (signed by the licence holder) for any security sensitive ammonium nitrate.

Lodgement of notice

The completed and signed notice and certificate (if required) can be mailed to

Resources Safety
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Mineral House 100 Plain Street
East Perth WA 6004

Or lodged in person at Resources Safety, 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004.

This notice must be lodged by the licence holder with Resources Safety at least 7 days prior to the date of expected arrival.

Related information

Other guidance

Overview of security sensitive ammonium nitrate regulations - information sheet - 289 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.

Dangerous Goods Safety (Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate) Regulations 2007 - information sheet - 265 Kb

This information sheet explains the main amendments in effect from 1 January 2014 under the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (Explosives Regulations) and Dangerous Goods Safety (Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate) Regulations 2007.

Explosives transported by water

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code can be purchased from the International Maritime Organisation.

Explosives transported by air

The Dangerous Goods Regulations can be purchased from the International Air Transport Association.

Applicable legislation

Contact details

For any enquiries please contact Dangerous Goods Licensing:
Phone: (08) 9358 8001
Email: cso@dmirs.wa.gov.au