Fireworks (Single Use) Licence - New South Wales


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

  • 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 bridage and local council as well as any other relevant agencies of the event
  • have the necessary qualifications, training and experience
  • be considered a fit a proper person for the purpose of the licence
  • submit the application from accompanied by all required documentation
  • pay any required fees.

Further eligibility details are outlined in the attached documents. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified. Multiple event permits are available on request.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $56.00
General Duplicate Certificate All $34.00

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.

Additional information

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.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Enquiries

SafeWork NSW

Department of Customer Service

Operating address: 92 - 100 Donnison Street
Gosford, New South Wales 2250
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 2906
Lisarow, New South Wales 2250
Phone: 13 10 50
Website: SafeWork NSW (Opens in new window)

Supporting information