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Key info

  • 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.

    Categories include:

    • 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

    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:

    • current
    • 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
    • Passport
    • 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.

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    More Information

    Please visit WorkSafe Tasmania for more information on applying for approval to undertake a shot-firing course.