Fireworks Display Permit - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to purchase and use Type 2 or theatrical fireworks for a fireworks display, or you are a licensed pyrotechnician intending to use Type 3 fireworks for a fireworks display.

You are allowed to procure or use a maximum gross weight of less than 20 kilograms of Type 2 fireworks. Please note that you are not required to hold a shot firing permit if you only intend to use Type 2 fireworks.

Please note that this permit does not enable you to purchase Type 3 fireworks, unless you are a pyrotechnician. A pyrotechnician is a person who holds a shot-firing permit with a pyrotechnics endorsement.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this permit you must:

  • complete an application and attach any required documentation
  • nominate a responsible adult and alternate responsible adult (if you are a corporation)
  • nominate a pyrotechnician (if you are planning on using Type 3 or theatrical fireworks)
  • be a fit and proper person
  • demonstrate that the fireworks display is for an approved purpose (for example, New Year's Eve celebrations, cultural celebrations, or a finale to a major sporting or recreational event)
  • not hold the event on a total fire ban day
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



The permit expires immediately following the fireworks display.



Fireworks display not involving Type 3 fireworks.


Fireworks display involving Type 3 fireworks.

Approval time

An application must be lodged at least 21 days before the proposed display date.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 2012 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulations 2012 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania

Operating address:
30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park
Tasmania 7018
Mailing address:
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018


03 6166 4600


1300 366 322


03 6173 0206

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