Fireworks Display Permit - Tasmania


You will need a permit if you intend to hold a fireworks display. There are three types of permit available:

  • type 2 permits - to celebrate Commonwealth Day (Cracker Night)
  • pyrotechnician permits - for outdoor fireworks displays
  • theatrical permits - for indoor fireworks displays.

Cracker Night occurs annually on 24th May. If this date is not a Saturday, the following Saturday will apply. Anyone 18 years or older can apply for a cracker night fireworks display permit.

All other firework displays must be conducted:

  • by a pyrotechnician (a person that holds a shot-firing permit with a pyrotechnics endorsement)
  • for an approved purpose.

Approved purposes include:

  • New Year's Eve celebrations
  • finale to major agricultural, sporting or recreation events
  • school and community fairs
  • the opening or anniversary of a major commercial enterprise
  • Australia Day celebrations.

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 fireworks display permit, other than a cracker night permit, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • nominate an agency endorsed pyrotechnician to conduct the display
  • comply with separation distances and environmental harm requirements.

If you are a body corporate, you will need to nominate a responsible adult and an alternative responsible adult on your application.


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 $89.00

For fireworks display not involving Type 3 fireworks. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $178.00

For fireworks display involving Type 3 fireworks. Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Sole Trader Using Fireworks Safely on Cracker Night - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Explosives Act 2012 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulations 2012 Tasmania

Lodgement process


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

Approval time

10 business days


A fireworks display permit is not transferable or renewable.

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.