Fireworks Operator Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to:

  • possess, set up and initiate outdoor fireworks at a display covered under a fireworks event permit while under the employ or supervision of a licensed fireworks contractor
  • initiate firecracker chains at ceremonial occasions under a ceremonial fireworks notice
  • initiate indoor fireworks under the relevant permit.

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 licence you must:

  • be a natural person
  • be at least 18 years old
  • have competencies acceptable to the agency
  • hold or have applied for a WA dangerous goods security card or hold a recognised security clearance
  • hold a current Australian or New Zealand driver's licence
  • pass a medical assessment against the required standards in the last six months.

If you hold an equivalent licence in another state or territory of Australia or in New Zealand, you may apply for mutual recognition of your licence.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $135.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $135.00

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

Administering agency

Department of Energy, 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.