Fireworks Display Permit - Tasmania


You must obtain a permit to hold a fireworks display. There are three types of permit:

  • 'Type 2' Cracker Night permit - to celebrate Commonwealth Day on May 25 each year (where on a Saturday, otherwise the following Saturday)
  • Pyrotechnician Permit - for outdoor fireworks displays
  • Theatrical Permit - for indoor fireworks displays.

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

To be eligible for any fireworks display permit, you must:

  • complete an application and attached any required documentation
  • nominate a pyrotechnician if you intend to hold a fireworks display on any day other than Cracker Night
  • comply with separation distances and environmental harm requirements
  • be a fit and proper person aged 18 years or over
  • pay the prescribed fees.

If you are a body corporate, you may need to nominate a responsible adult and an alternative responsible adult.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information on eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Once you have obtained the permit, you will have to comply with the set conditions, which may include the time, date and duration of the fireworks display.


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 Type 2 Fireworks Permit.
Apply Application All $162.00

Pyrotechnician Permit.

Apply Application All $81.00 Theatrical Fireworks Permit.

Other resources

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.


A fireworks display permit is not transferable or renewable.

Additional information

Anyone 18 years or older can apply for a 'Type 2' Cracker Night permit. Other firework displays must be conducted by a pyrotechnician (person who holds a shot-firing permit with a pyrotechnics endorsement).

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)