Fireworks operator licence - Queensland

Description

A fireworks operator licence is required for an individual to:

  • 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).

Note: 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

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • be an adult
  • have successfully completed, within the last 3 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

Duration

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

Application process

This licence may be applied for by an individual to cover the use of fireworks only.

You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed application form to the nearest Explosives Regional Office.

Transfer process

This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Explosives Inspectorate

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Manager, Explosives Licensing

Explosives Inspectorate

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Mailing address: PO BOX 15216
City East, Queensland 4002
Phone: 07 3199 8023
Email: explosives@dnrme.qld.gov.au
Website: Explosives Inspectorate contact information (Opens in new window)