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    About applying for or renewing a shot-firing permit

    You must apply for a shot-firing permit if you wish to prime or fire explosives in Tasmania.

    You can apply, renew, vary or have an interstate shot-firing permit recognised by WorkSafe Tasmania.

    How to apply or renew

    What you need to apply or renew

    To apply you must visit a service centre and:

    • provide a completed application form (PDF, 2.7MB)
    • provide the statement of attainment you received after completing the course
    • provide a copy of your training approval letter
    • have a photo taken
    • pay a fee.

    To renew you must visit a service centre and:

    • provide a completed application form (PDF, 2.7MB)
    • provide examples of recent work including 3 blast plans
    • have a photo taken
    • pay a fee.

    To have an interstate shot-firing permit recognised you must visit a service centre and:

    • provide a completed application form (PDF, 2.7MB)
    • provide a statement of proposed works
    • provide your interstate permit or authority
    • have a photo taken
    • pay a fee.

    Can I apply or renew?

    You can apply for or renew 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

    Shot-firingFee

    Application for approval to undertake a shot-firing course

    $85

    Application for shot-firing permit

    $85

    Application for renewal of shot-firing permit

    $85

    Fee for late application for renewal of shot-firing permit

    $42.50

    Application for recognition of interstate shot-firing authority

    $85

    Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

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    More Information

    Please visit WorkSafe Tasmania for more information on applying for or renewing a shot-firing permit.