Renewing a shotfirer licence

Renewing a licence

Renewal notices are sent three months prior to the licence expiry date.  The licence must be renewed prior to expiry.  If you require a licence after a licence expires, you must apply for a new one.

Renewals must be made online through the Safety Regulation System (SRS).  The renewal notice contains a verification code to use in registering for access to SRS.

For further information on submitting your application, refer to Lodging the application section.

Suspended licences

Suspended licences can be renewed but the licence card will not be issued until the suspension is lifted.

Required supporting information

The renewal for a shotfirer licence must be accompanied by specific information. Before completing your application ensure you have high quality colour images of the documents listed below.

If you have recently submitted an application for a different licence type and items provided with that application are still valid, they are prepopulated by SRS for subsequent applications.  This may mean you do not have to obtain a new medical certificate etc.

The payment of fees must be by Visa or MasterCard.

Item Document details Date before lodgement date
Competency training

Statement of Attainment.

(Courses completed at South Metropolitan TAFE require  both the Statement of Attainment and Letter of Completion)

Not more than 6 months
Medical Certificate Assessed against the standards in Assessing Fitness to Drive – Medical Standards for Commercial and Private Vehicle Drivers 2016 Not more than 6 months

Photograph

Passport quality photo

The passport photograph must be a JPEG file

Not more than 6 months

Relevant offence

Documents detailing any conviction and/or charge pending relating to a relevant offence N/A

 

 

Failure to provide the required documentation will delay processing of applications.  Most applications are dealt with within 20 business days.

The following information may assist in obtaining the required supporting information.

Shotfirer training

Training requirements for shotfiring licences - information sheet - 52 Kb

This information sheet outlines the training requirements for obtaining or renewing a shotfiring licence in Western Australia.

This information sheet outlines the training requirements for obtaining or renewing a shotfiring licence in Western Australia.

What is the role of approved training providers for shotfiring?

Recognised shotfirer training course providers - list - 233 Kb

The following information sheet lists only those training course providers that are accredited to deliver national units of competency for blasting (RIIBLA).

The information sheet lists only those training course providers that are accredited to deliver national units of competency for blasting (RIIBLA).

Medical fitness

Dangerous goods and explosives licences medical certificate – application form - 132 Kb

Print out the dangerous goods and explosives licence medical certificate and take to your medical practitioner to complete. When making an appointment with your medical practitioner, inform them the medical assessment is for a dangerous goods licence.

Assessing Fitness to Drive - Medical Standards for Commercial and Private Vehicle Drivers is available from Austroads.

Relevant offence

Applicants must disclose details of any “relevant offence” for which they have been convicted, or have charges pending. A relevant offence is an offence against:

  • the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (Act), or any regulations made under the Act
  • any law of another place that substantially corresponds to the Act or the regulations made under it.

Mutual recognition

Holders of shotfirer licences issued in other States and Territories of Australia are deemed to be so licensed in Western Australia (WA). There is no requirement to apply for mutual recognition of your interstate licence.

However, you are not prevented from applying for mutual recognition if you wish to obtain a WA licence.

This does not apply for holders of New Zealand shotfirer licences who must apply for mutual recognition of their licences.

For more information refer to: Applying for mutual recognition.

Renewal and late fee

For information regarding application and renewal fees please see Schedule of fees and charges.

Lodging the application

You must apply online via the Safety Regulation System (SRS).

If you have an existing SRS Ex account, Log on to SRS 
Enter your Ex-Account number and password and follow online instructions to complete your application

If you are a new user go to SRS new user
Register for an ex-Account number

Contact details

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

Public Registers

The licensing regulations create public registers which require information about licence holders and licences to be publicly available.  The actual information published in each licence register depends on the licence type.

Typically the register includes:

  • Licence number
  • Licence holder
  • Conditions on licence(if any)
  • Expiry date of licence

Applicable legislation