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, community or ceremonial events, such as shows, fetes, carnivals or cultural, religious or sporting events.

If you intend to put on a ceremonial event where only cracker chains are used, you will only need to lodge a ceremonial fireworks notice.

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:

  • be a licensed fireworks contractor
  • 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.

For ceremonial firework events, you must:

  • be a licensed fireworks operator or pyrotechnics (special use) licence
  • lodge a ceremonial fireworks notice with WA Police and the relevant local government authority 7 days prior to the event.


Permit is for a one-off display.


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Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees for a fireworks permit:

  • if the event fireworks include a ground display but no aerial shells - $174.00
  • if the event fireworks include not more than 3000 aerial shells - $351.00
  • if the event fireworks include more than 3000 aerial shells - $5248.00

Fees for 2023-24


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 Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

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