Pyrotechnician's Licence - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to purchase, possess, use or transport:

  • firework displays
  • distress signal (otherwise than for the purpose of a distress signal)
  • a model rocket propellant device containing an ignitable substance or ignitable substance exceeding 62.5 grams in mass.

This licence only permits you to possess a quantity necessary for a specific event. You will require approval if you intend to store more than the amount required for specific notified displays.

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
  • hold a current security clearance
  • have the necessary qualifications, experience and knowledge
  • only use the fireworks for an organised public event and have a supporting letter from the local Council stating they have no objections.

Only individuals can apply for this licence. Further eligibility details are outlined in the attached documents.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $329.00

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $39.00

Licence replacement. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $329.00

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


Applications must be made at an Australia Post office. Ensure to bring 100 points of identification with you for initial applications.

Approval time

Please allow 28 days for your application to be 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