Fireworks Event Permit - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to put on a fireworks display. This permit authorises you to conduct displays at private or community events, such as a show, fete, carnival, cultural, religious or sporting event.

A permit is not required for:

  • a firework used by a person in an aircraft or by a skydiver
  • a firework used to create a special effect for film or television at a place where the public are not present
  • a theatrical firework used where people are present or proximate to create a theatrical effect for the purposes of a concert or theatrical performance
  • unrestricted explosives such as cracker chains, sparklers, small throw downs and party poppers.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 permit you must:

  • Hold a fireworks contractor licence;
  • Provide a signed fireworks event notice to the police, emergency services, the local council of the district in which the event will occur, and the airport manager (if the event will be within 5km of an airport's boundary);
  • Provide a copy of the fireworks event notice, along with written confirmation from each recipient of the notice, and any response from the recipients;
  • Provide a site plan of the place where you will hold your fireworks display;
  • Hold public liability insurance of at least $5 million;
  • Have permission from the person responsible for the property where your event is to be conducted;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay the required fees.

Only a licensed fireworks operator, or someone working in the presence of a licensed operator, may actually set up and initiate fireworks at a fireworks event. A shotfirer has no authority to purchase or use fireworks.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

Permit is for a one-off display.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees vary between $134 and $4,044 depending on the type of display.

Approval time

Application must be received at least 14 days prior to display.

Administering agency

Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Licensing Enquiries, Dangerous Goods
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety


Operating address:
Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

08 9358 8001

Fax:

08 9358 8000
cso@dmp.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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