Fireworks Display Permit - Tasmania


You will require this permit if you intend to hold a firework display and you are a licensed pyrotechnician or any person over the age of 18 intending to apply for a Type 2 'Commonwealth Day' (cracker night) fireworks permit.

Other than the provision for unlicensed individuals to apply for a Cracker Night permit, all fireworks displays must be conducted by a suitably endorsed pyrotechnician.

You are allowed to procure or use a maximum gross weight of 20 kilograms of Type 2 fireworks if you are not a pyrotechnician. There is no maximum gross weight of Type 2 fireworks that may be procured or used by pyrotechnicians.

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) who is a fit and proper person
  • nominate a pyrotechnician if you intend to hold a fireworks display on any day other than Cracker Night
  • be a fit and proper person aged 18 years or over
  • 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 $81.00

Fireworks display not involving Type 3 fireworks.

Apply Application All $162.00

Fireworks display involving Type 3 fireworks.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Type 2 Fireworks Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All Application for a Pyrotechnician Permit - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Theatrical Fireworks Permit Application - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 2012 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulations 2012 Tasmania

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


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
Website: WorkSafe Tasmania (Opens in new window)