Explosives Act 2003 No 39

Currency

As amended to Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017 (No 22). Commenced 7 July 2017. Current to 15 August 2018.

Jurisdiction

Section 32(1): Proceedings for an offence under this Act or the regulations may be dealt with summarily before:

(a) 

the Local Court, or

(b) 

the District.

Time for commencement

Section 32(2): Proceedings for an offence against this Act or the regulations may be instituted with the period of 2 yrs after the act or omission alleged to constitute the offence.

Liability of directors

Section 33: If a corporation commits an “executive liability offence” a director involved in the management who may influence the corporation’s conduct, who knows or ought reasonably to know of the offence and fails to prevent or stop the commission of the executive liability offence is liable to the same penalty for the offence if committed by an individual.

Section 33A: If a corporation commits a “corporate offence” a director who aids, abets, counsels or procures, induces, conspires in the commission of the corporate offence is liable to the same penalty for the offence if committed by an individual.

SECTION DESCRIPTION PENALTY (MAX)
6(1) Unauthorised person handle explosive/explosive precursor Corp 500 pu;
Indiv 250 pu and/or 12 mths
6A Security clearance required in certain circumstances 250 pu
7 Person convey explosive without due precaution re access
to unauthorised persons
Corp 500 pu;
Indiv 250 pu
8(1) Person negligently handle any explosives such as to endanger
life/cause/likely cause injury/damage/likely damage property
Corp 500 pu;
Indiv 250 pu and/or 12 mths
9 Sell/supply explosive to a minor 50 pu
15 Holder of explosives licence contravene conditions of licence 50 pu
18(1) Person pretend to hold explosives licence 50 pu
18(2) Person provide false/misleading information for purpose of obtaining licence 50 pu
18(3) Person forge or alter a licence 50 pu
18(4) Person have another’s licence in possession 50 pu
18(5) Holder of licence lend licence to another 50 pu
28 Obstruct/hinder/impede/intimidate/threaten/attempt intimidate inspector Corp 750 pu; Indiv 225 pu
36(3) Regulations may create offences 250 pu

Explosives Regulation 2013

Currency

As amended to Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017 (No 22). Commenced 7 July 2017. Current to 15 August 2018.

CLAUSE DESCRIPTION PENALTY (MAX)
14(4) Fail to return cancelled security clearance as prescribed 50 pu
15(4) Fail to return suspended security clearance as prescribed 50 pu
19(10) Fail to notify regulatory authority of responsible person ceasing employment 250 pu
55 Handle prohibited explosive 250 pu
56 Use, modify, etc, authorised explosive not as prescribed 250 pu
64 Falsely represent explosives as authorised 250 pu
65 Fail to comply with standards or codes 250 pu
67 Fail to ensure others comply with Australian Explosives Code 250 pu
68

Enter contract, etc, otherwise than in accordance with Australian Explosives Code

250 pu
70 Fail to comply with security plan 250 pu
71(1) Handle explosives, etc, not as authorised by security plan 250 pu
72 Fail to comply with safety management plan 250 pu
74 Building not designed, etc, to minimise consequences of explosion 250 pu
75(1) Supply explosives, etc, to unauthorised person 100 pu
75(2) Fail to keep record of supply of explosives or precursors 100 pu
76(1) Fail to keep explosives, etc, supply records as prescribed 100 pu
77(1) Fail to make supply records available for inspection 100 pu
78(1) Explosives, etc not packaged, etc, in accordance with Australian Explosives Code 250 pu
78(2) Import, supply, etc, explosives, etc, not packaged in accordance with Australian Explosives Code 250 pu
79(1) Send, etc, explosives, etc, not accord consignment requirements 250 pu
80(1) Export explosives, etc, not give regulatory authority notice 250 pu
80(2) Fail to give notice for each export of explosives, etc 250 pu
80(3) Fail to give export notice at prescribed time 250 pu
80(4) Export notice not contain prescribed information 250 pu
80(5) Fail to notify change of export notice information 250 pu
81(1) Import explosives, etc, without giving regulatory authority notice 250 pu
81(2) Fail to give notice for each import of explosives, etc 250 pu
81(3) Fail to give import notice at prescribed time, etc 250 pu
81(4) Import notice not contain prescribed information 250 pu
81(5) Fail to notify change of import notice information 250 pu
82(1) Importer, etc, transport explosives etc without approval 250 pu
83(1) Sell distress signal, etc, to non bone fide, etc, purchaser 250 pu
84(1) Fail to keep explosives, etc, in secure magazine or secure store 250 pu
84(4) Fail to keep explosives, etc, under direct supervision etc 250 pu
85 Fail to store explosives prepared for use as prescribed 250 pu
86 Fail to store explosives at rail yard, etc, as prescribed 250 pu
87(1) Fail to unload and store transported explosives as prescribed 250 pu
88(1) Store, etc, explosive not accord hazard div with precedence 250 pu
89(1), (2),
(3), (5)
Person transport explosive in/on vehicle in greater quantity than as set out in Australian Explosives Code in/on any areas/roads/districts prescribed in reg 250 pu
90(1) Store large quantity explosives without emergency arrangements 250 pu
91(1) Possess/place explosives while in/on public passenger vehicle 250 pu
92 Transport explosives without avoiding thing cause to ignite, etc 250 pu
93(1) Smoke in/on/near, etc, vehicle used to transport explosives 250 pu
93(2) Fail to prevent person smoking in/on/near, etc, vehicle used to transport explosives 250 pu
94(1) Fail to ensure driver meets additional prescribed requirements 250 pu
95(1) Set, etc, explosive to explode leave explosive unsupervised 250 pu
96 Use distress signal for other purpose without authority 250 pu
97(1) Dispose of explosives not as prescribed under this clause 250 pu
98 Fail to ensure explosives disposed of safely 250 pu
99 Throw away, bury, abandon or discard explosives 250 pu
100(1) Vacate an explosives site without removing all explosives 250 pu
101 Allow unsupervised access explosives without security clearance 250 pu
102(1) Fail to notify each relevant authority explosive, etc, is lost/stolen/attempted theft 250 pu
103(1) Fail to notify serious incident relating to explosives, etc 250 pu
103(6) Use, etc, prescribed areas after serious incident 250 pu
104(1) Enter, etc, explosives manufacture, etc, place without authority 250 pu
105 Take thing or smoke, etc that might ignite where explosives are handled 250 pu
106 Interfere with, etc, signs etc relating to explosives, etc 250 pu
107(3) Fail to comply with direction of inspector or police officer 250 pu
108(3) Fail to comply with direction of inspector re set explosives 250 pu
109 Fail to produce licence/security clearance for inspection/within 48hrs/on demand 5 pu