Licence to Use Fireworks as a Pyrotechnician - Victoria

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to purchase and discharge specified types of fireworks. Holding this licence will allow you to display fireworks, Chinese firecrackers and operate aerial salutes and theatrical fireworks.

Licensed pyrotechnicians are required to notify the authority of each display at least seven days before the date of the display.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • submit an application form
  • attend an approved training course
  • have adequate knowledge of regulations that apply to the use of fireworks
  • have adequate knowledge and competency in the safe use of fireworks
  • pass an approved test / complete an approved training course
  • pass an examination required by the Agency
  • demonstrate suitable practical experience
  • be considered a suitable person to hold the licence
  • provide proof of Identification
  • pay any required fees.

Note that eligibility requirements vary according to the type of fireworks that you are intending to discharge. Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to 5 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $62.50

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $62.50

Assessment of practical experience. Fees for 2017-18.

Vary Variation Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $21.88

Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for Licence to Use Fireworks as a Pyrotechnician - Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.
Apply Notification of Intention to Discharge Fireworks - DOC (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Resources
Comply Licence to Use Fireworks - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Approval Time

30 days.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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

WorkSafe Advisory Service

Operating address: 222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: PO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1800 136 089
Phone: 03 9641 1444
Fax: 03 9641 1222
Email: info@worksafe.vic.gov.au
Website: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/ (Opens in new window)