Display Operator Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to test, use or operate fireworks for indoor or outdoor displays. As the display operator, you are responsible for:

  • the handling of the fireworks
  • the display site
  • any associated plant or system
  • any associated activity.

If you hold a current and valid interstate pyrotechnician licence, you can apply to obtain an ACT display operator licence under mutual recognition.

Service type


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:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • provide documentation of the safety management system for the use of fireworks
  • have attended an approved training course on the use of fireworks for fireworks displays
  • have the required knowledge, competency and training level
  • demonstrate suitable practical experience in the use of fireworks.


1 to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1012.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Dangerous Substances Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Substances (Explosives) Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Approval time

Your application should be submitted to the Agency at least 56 days prior to the need to hold the licence.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.