Fireworks Display Permit - Tasmania


If you intend to hold a fireworks display you will need a fireworks display permit. 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 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.

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 a fireworks display 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.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must comply with the permit conditions, as outlined on the Agency website. These may include the time, date and duration of the fireworks display and type of fireworks that can be used.


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


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Pyrotechnician Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Apply All Theatrical Fireworks Permit Application - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Apply All Application for Type 2 Fireworks Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Using Fireworks Safely on Cracker Night - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

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.


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.

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)