Fireworks Display Permit - Tasmania


You will require this permit if you intend to purchase and use Type 2 or theatrical fireworks for a fireworks display, or you are a licensed pyrotechnician intending to use Type 3 fireworks for a fireworks display.

You are allowed to procure or use a maximum gross weight of less than 20 kilograms of Type 2 fireworks. Please note that you are not required to hold a shot firing permit if you only intend to use Type 2 fireworks.

Please note that this permit does not enable you to purchase Type 3 fireworks, unless you are a pyrotechnician. A pyrotechnician is a person who holds a shot-firing permit with a pyrotechnics endorsement.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this permit you must:

  • complete an application and attach any required documentation
  • nominate a responsible adult and alternate responsible adult (if you are a corporation)
  • nominate a pyrotechnician (if you are planning on using Type 3 or theatrical fireworks)
  • be a fit and proper person
  • demonstrate that the fireworks display is for an approved purpose (for example, New Year's Eve celebrations, cultural celebrations, or a finale to a major sporting or recreational event)
  • not hold the event on a total fire ban day
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Might Need

Shot-Firing Permit


The permit expires immediately following the fireworks display.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $77.50

Fireworks display not involving Type 3 fireworks.

Apply Application All $155.00

Fireworks display involving Type 3 fireworks.

Approval time

An application must be lodged at least 21 days before the proposed display date.

Administering agency

Department of Justice

WorkSafe Tasmania

Contact details

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


WorkSafe Tasmania

Department of Justice

Operating address: 30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park
Tasmania 7018
Mailing address: PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Phone: 1300 366 322
Phone: 03 6166 4600
Fax: 03 6173 0206