Fireworks Display Permit - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this permit if you intend to conduct a fireworks display. This permit is needed for both outdoor and indoor displays. Displays may include fireworks in association with:

  • public events
  • theatrical fireworks
  • displays of Chinese crackers.

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 permit you must hold a Display Operator Licence or another authority to use fireworks that has been issued under a corresponding law.

If you don't hold a Display Operator Licence or authority from a corresponding law relating to the use of fireworks you will need to provide more information.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $898.00

Less than 1000 explosives. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $1366.00

More than 1000 explosives. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $280.00

Non display operator permit. 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

Application process


You will need to provide:

  • personal information about yourself
  • the time and date of the display
  • documentation describing the safety management system that will be in place for the display
  • personal information about the person or organisation sponsoring the display
  • details of insurance arrangements
  • the location of the display, its potential impact on the community and surrounding areas
  • details of any approval, if required, to use unleased national or territory land
  • neighbouring resident, public and police, fire and emergency services notification arrangements
  • information on the kind, size and quantity of fireworks to be used
  • details of any special effects or procedures relating to fireworks or pyrotechnic substances in the display
  • site storage, security and public control arrangements.

Approval time

Your application must be submitted at least 28 days prior to the planned display.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

Contact details

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