Licences to manufacture explosives
Licences are required for mixing and using ammonium nitrate and for a factory manufacturing explosives.
Who should apply
Anyone who is mixing and using ammonium nitrate or manufacturing explosives must first apply to be licensed.
This licence is required for mixing and using ammonium nitrate. If explosive is stored overnight, a licence to store on premises or in a magazine is required.
A licence is not transferable and is only valid for:
- the person to whom it is issued
- the place or places specified
- the particular ammonium nitrate mixture specified.
This licence permits the manufacture of authorised explosives at a specified factory site. All explosives manufactured must be classified by the Dangerous Substances Section of SafeWork SA.
A licence granted to the occupier of the factory is not transferable and is valid only for:
- that occupier
- the site specified.
How to apply
1. Application form
Download the licence application forms from the SafeWork SA website.
Lodge the signed application with SafeWork SA, along with the specified fee.
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
- one place only - $61.50
- more than one place - $154.00
Factory manufacture - $332.00
Licences must be renewed annually with SafeWork SA, with payment of the required fee.
On this site
- Other permits related to explosives - SafeWork SA