You will require this licence if you intend to purchase and discharge specified types of fireworks. Holding this licence will allow you to display fireworks, Chinese firecrackers and operate aerial salutes and theatrical fireworks.
Licensed pyrotechnicians are required to notify the authority of each display at least seven days before the date of the display.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- submit an application form
- attend an approved training course
- have adequate knowledge of regulations that apply to the use of fireworks
- have adequate knowledge and competency in the safe use of fireworks
- pass an approved test / complete an approved training course
- pass an examination required by the Agency
- demonstrate suitable practical experience
- be considered a suitable person to hold the licence
- provide proof of Identification
- pay any required fees.
Note that eligibility requirements vary according to the type of fireworks that you are intending to discharge. Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Up to 5 years.
Fees for 2016-17.
Assessment of practical experience. Fees for 2016-17.
Fees for 2016-17.
Your completed application must be supported by two recent passport sized photographs of yourself and completed identification form. Please view the application form for more information.
Department of Treasury and Finance
Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (Victoria)
Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 (Victoria)
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