Licence to transport explosives
A licence is needed to transport explosives by road or rail.
Who should apply
Any person or business transporting explosives over land must apply for a licence.
A licence is not required for the carriage of explosives of Classification Code 1.3G, 1.4G, or 1.4S - eg party poppers, Christmas crackers or safety fuse.
A licence may only be granted for:
- the owner to whom it is issued
- the vehicle specified
- the quantity of explosive stated.
Licences are not transferable.
How to apply
1. Application form
Download the application form for a licence from the SafeWork SA website.
Lodge the applications with SafeWork SA by post or in person with the specified fee and any supporting documentation indicated in your application.
Commencing 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021
|To carry up to 60 kg||$41.25|
|To carry up to 265 kg||$65.50|
|To carry up to 1,000 kg||$71.50|
|To carry over 1,000 kg||$208.00|
Renewing your licence
A licence is issued for a period of 12 months but may be renewed for another 12 months by paying the prescribed fee while the licence is current.