- You must apply for approval to take a shot-firing course before you get a shot-firing permit.
- You must give your consent for WorkSafe Tasmania to do a National Police check on your behalf as part of the application process.
- You must apply at a service centre.
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About applying for approval to do a shot-firing course
You must apply for approval to do a shot-firing course before you can apply for a shot-firing permit from WorkSafe Tasmania.
In your application you must nominate which type of shot firing category you will be applying for.
- Underground (Category 1 - tunnelling or underground/undersea mining)
- Surface (Category 2 - involved in above-ground quarrying, road construction and open-cut mining)
- Structural (Category 3 - building construction, building demolition, civil engineering)
- Pyrotechnical (Category 4 - firing fireworks in fireworks displays)
- Special Events (Category 5 - firing cannon or similar ordnance at tourism venues or historical re-enactments or musical or theatrical performances)
- Agrarian (Category 6 - land clearing or other agricultural or forestry operations)
- Exploratory (Category 7 - geological exploration or seismological, paleontological or other scientific research or experimentation)
- Special Operations (Category 8 - shot-firing not covered by any other category).
How to apply
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What you need to apply
You must visit a service centre and:
- provide a completed application form (PDF, 970KB)
- provide any supporting documents you may like to include
- pay a fee.
Can I apply?
You can apply if you:
- are 18 or older
- have a legitimate need for the permit
- are a fit and proper person as determined by a National Police Record Check (you must give consent to this check on your application form).
Proving your identity
You must provide 3 documents from the following lists to support your application. All documents must be:
- the originals (not photocopies or certified copies)
You must have:
- One document from category A and 2 documents from category B, or
- Two documents from category A and one document from category B.
- Birth certificate (not an extract)
- Citizenship papers
- Driver licence
- Firearm licence
- Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs issued travel documents, including a visa
- Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs issued certificate of evidence of residential status.
- Medicare card
- Plastic bank or credit card, with signature
- Tertiary student card
- Department of Veterans' Affairs or Centrelink Pensioner Concession card
- Births Deaths and Marriages change of name or marriage certificate (to prove name change)
- Security guard or crowd controller licence
- Government issued personal photo ID card.
How much it costs
Application for approval to undertake a shot-firing course
Application for shot-firing permit
Application for renewal of shot-firing permit
Fee for late application for renewal of shot-firing permit
Application for recognition of interstate shot-firing authority
Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.
Please visit WorkSafe Tasmania for more information on applying for approval to undertake a shot-firing course.