Fireworks Event Permit - Western Australia


You will need this permit if you intend to put on a fireworks display. This permit authorises you to conduct displays at private or community events, such as a show, fete, carnival, cultural, religious or sporting event.

A permit is not needed for:

  • a firework used by a person in an aircraft or by a skydiver
  • a firework used to create a special effect for film or television at a place where the public are not present
  • a theatrical firework used where people are present or proximate to create a theatrical effect for the purposes of a concert or theatrical performance
  • unrestricted explosives such as cracker chains, sparklers, small throw downs and party poppers.

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 this permit you must:

  • hold a fireworks contractor licence
  • provide a signed fireworks event notice to the police, emergency services, the local council of the district in which the event will occur, and the airport manager (if the event will be within 5km of an airport's boundary)
  • provide a copy of the fireworks event notice, along with written confirmation from each recipient of the notice, and any response from the recipients
  • provide a site plan of the place where you will hold your fireworks display
  • hold public liability insurance of at least $5 million
  • have permission from the person responsible for the property where your event is to be conducted.

Only a licensed fireworks operator, or someone working in the presence of a licensed operator, may actually set up and initiate fireworks at a fireworks event. A shotfirer has no authority to purchase or use fireworks.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Permit is for a one-off display.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees for application for a fireworks permit:

  • if the event fireworks include a ground display but no aerial shells: $150.00
  • if the event fireworks include not more than 3000 aerial shells: $303.00
  • if the event fireworks include more than 3000 aerial shells: $4537.00.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 Western Australia

Approval time

Application must be received at least 14 days prior to display.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

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:

Dangerous Goods Licensing

Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Phone: 08 6251 2300
Website: Dangerous Goods (Opens in new window)