Licence to Use Fireworks as a Pyrotechnician - Victoria

Service summary

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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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.

Duration

Up to 5 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$62.50

Fees for 2016-17.

Application$62.50

Assessment of practical experience. Fees for 2016-17.

VaryVariation$21.88

Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Notification of Intention to Discharge Fireworks - DOC Opens a Word document in a new browser window

Application for Licence to Use Fireworks as a Pyrotechnician - Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply

Licence to Use Fireworks - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Application

Apply

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.


Approval time

30 days.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 (Victoria)

Contact details

WorkSafe Advisory Service
Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria


Operating address:
222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
PO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

03 9641 1444

Phone:

1800 136 089

Fax:

03 9641 1222
info@worksafe.vic.gov.au

Website:

https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/ Opens in a new browser window

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