Fireworks (Single Use) Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to purchase, possess, use, store or transport display fireworks for a single occasion / event only.

A single event may consist of:

  • a one-day event
  • an event up to three consecutive days
  • an extended display.

This includes a community event open to the public organised by a community or private organisation, such as a show, fete, carnival, cultural, religious or sporting event.

The licence will only authorise the use of:

  • ground displays
  • Chinese strings
  • theatrical / indoor displays.

You are not permitted to use any aerial shell type fireworks under this licence.

Please be aware that this licence cannot be issued to a person more than four occasions in any 12-month period.

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
  • notify the police, fire brigade and local council as well as any other relevant agencies of the event
  • have the necessary qualifications, training and experience
  • be considered a fit and proper person for the purpose of the licence.

Further eligibility details are outlined in the attached documents.


As specified. Multiple event permits are available on request.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $67.00

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $39.00

Licence replacement. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 2003 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulation 2013 New South Wales

Application process


Please refer to the website or the attached documents for application and lodgement details.

Approval time

Please allow 28 days for your application to processed.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

SafeWork NSW

Contact details

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

Supporting information