You will require this licence if you intend to operate fireworks or initiate firecracker chains at ceremonial occasions. This licence will authorise you to do the following:
- Possess, set up and initiate outdoor fireworks at a display covered under a Fireworks Event Permit while under the employ or supervision of a licensed fireworks contractor;
- Initiate firecracker chains at ceremonial occasions under a Ceremonial Fireworks Notice provided to Police and the Local Council; and
- Initiate indoor fireworks under a permit issued by the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia.
This licence will not authorise you to purchase fireworks or make an application for a Fireworks Event Permit. It does allow you to transport certain fireworks by road in limited circumstances. The Agency will place an endorsement on your licence based on your level of experience, skill and knowledge of outdoor fireworks. The endorsement will determine the level of fireworks operations you are authorised to undertake.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
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:
- 18 years of age or over;
- Hold a current Dangerous Goods Security Card;
- Have a legitimate reason for handling fireworks;
- Have satisfactorily completed an approved course of training as a fireworks operator, or possess equivalent competencies acceptable to the Agency;
- Be physically able to carry out the duties required of a fireworks operator;
- Have demonstrated knowledge of the applicable laws and code of practice, the requirements of an explosives management plan, safe handling of fireworks and emergency procedures;
- Submit the required form; and
- Pay the required fee.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (Western Australia)
Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)
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