Fireworks operator licence - Queensland


You will need this licence to undertake any of the following activities:

  • use fireworks for a fireworks display organised by a fireworks contractor
  • possess fireworks to use them in a fireworks display organised by a fireworks contractor
  • store and transport limited quantities of fireworks (to use them in a fireworks display organised by a fireworks contractor).

A fireworks operator licence does not allow the licence holder to purchase fireworks. A fireworks operator may only conduct displays that are organised by fireworks contractor.

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 over 18 years of age
  • have successfully completed, within the last three years, an approved course in the use of fireworks
  • be physically and mentally capable
  • be able to read and understand English to the satisfaction of the Chief Inspector
  • be an appropriate person.
  • hold a current security clearance.


One or three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $146.28

Per year. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $438.84

Per three years. Fees for 2023-24



This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Contact details

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