Pyrotechnician's Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to personally use fireworks (other than a general use firework) to conduct a fireworks display or a special effects display.

A fireworks display means an event or activity involving the outdoor use of fireworks (other than general use fireworks). A special effects display is the specialist use of fireworks in association with some other activity. It is an event or activity involving the use of fireworks (other than indoor fireworks or general use fireworks) conducted for the purposes of a stunt, or other special effect, for theatrical, cinematic or other entertainment purposes.

General use fireworks that do not require licensing include toy pistol caps, starting pistol caps, sparklers, party poppers, bonbon crackers or blaster balls, aluminium or magnesium torches, amorces and indoor table bombs.

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 a Pyrotechnician's licence, you must:


  • have practical experience in the use of fireworks that is, in the opinion of the agency, appropriate for the grant of the licence
  • have successfully completed training or instruction of a kind that is, in the opinion of the agency, appropriate for the grant of the licence
  • be over 21 years of age
  • be an otherwise fit and proper person.

Please refer to the advisory material for more guidance on the requisite degree of experience and training required to be eligible for this licence.


12 months


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Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $284.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $284.00

Fees for 2023-24


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Administering agency

SafeWork SA

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