Overview (from 1 March 2018)

To hold a fireworks display, you must obtain a permit from WorkSafe Tasmania.

Any person over the age of 18 can apply for a Type 2 ‘Commonwealth Day’ (Cracker Night) fireworks permit.

Cracker Night falls on 24 May each year, providing this is a Saturday. Otherwise it is the following Saturday.

Year Cracker Night Last date for applications
2019 Saturday 25 May 2019 Friday 3 May 2019
2020 Saturday 30 May 2020 Friday 8 May 2020
2021 Saturday 29 May 2021 Friday 7 May 2021
2022 Saturday 28 May 2022 Friday 6 May 2022

All other fireworks displays must be conducted by a suitably endorsed pyrotechnician, for an ‘approved purpose’ type of fireworks display.

Note: Fireworks displays conducted without a permit are illegal and attract severe monetary fines.

Using fireworks safely on Cracker Night (PDF, 552.4 KB)