Fireworks contractor licence - Queensland

Description

A fireworks contractor licence is required for an individual, corporation or partnership to:

  • organise a fireworks display for the display host
  • possess fireworks to supply them to a fireworks operator
  • purchase fireworks to use in a fireworks display organised by the fireworks contractor
  • store and transport limited quantities of fireworks (to supply them to a fireworks operator).

The licence lists the category of fireworks display.

Note: If a fireworks contractor is an individual, they must also be an authorised fireworks operator. If a fireworks contractor is a corporation, the corporation must have a nominated licensed fireworks operator who is a qualified fireworks contractor.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements


To qualify as a fireworks contractor, you must:

  • be at least 21 years old
  • have at least 3 years' experience and conducted at least 40 fireworks displays as a fireworks operator for various display types and sizes
  • be competent and have completed an approved course of training as a fireworks contractor
  • have sufficient public liability insurance
  • have a safety and security management system for all fireworks activities to be undertaken.

Might Need

Fireworks operator licence

Duration

This licence is effective for a period of 1 year or 3 years from the date of approval.

Fees

Refer to Applying for and renewing a fireworks licence in Other resources below.

Note: additional security fees will apply for new individual applicants including owners, directors, office bearers or any person having an interest in a corporation.

Additional Information

Legislation

For legislation and regulation information, visit https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au(Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Explosives Inspectorate

Contact details

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

Manager, Explosives Licensing

Mailing address: PO BOX 15216
City East, Queensland 4002
Mailing address: Level 4
1 William Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Phone: 07 3199 8023
Email: explosives@dnrm.qld.gov.au
Website: Explosives Inspectorate contacts (Opens in new window)