To hold a fireworks display for Cracker Night, you must obtain a permit from WorkSafe Tasmania.
Fireworks displays held without a permit are illegal and attract severe monetary fines.
Anyone 18 years or older can apply for a Cracker Night fireworks permit. If a permit is issued, it allows Type 2 fireworks to be used.
Cracker Night falls on 24 May each year. If this date is not a Saturday the following Saturday will apply.
Last date to submit application
Saturday 28 May 2022
Friday 6 May 2022
Saturday 27 May 2023
|Friday 5 May 2023|
Saturday 25 May 2024
|Friday 3 May 2024|
All other fireworks displays must be conducted:
- by a pyrotechnician endorsed by WorkSafe Tasmania or another WHS regulator
- for an ‘approved purpose’ type of fireworks display only.
How to apply for a fireworks permit
Please read the detailed instructions form carefully, as the fee is non-refundable.
Complete the relevant application form and take it to a Service Tasmania outlet at least 21 days before the display date. Late applications are not accepted. Applications for Cracker Night closed on 6 May 2022.
See standards conditions and ensure you are able to comply before submitting your application.
COVID/Public Health restrictions
Permit holders must comply with Public Health directions that are in place at the time of the display. Permit holders must check and be up-to-date with the latest requirements and advice.
Guidance for people conducting household social events is available at coronavirus.tas.gov.au (external link).
Permit holders are advised that if Public Health directions change, then this may impact on the issuing of permits or require the cancellation of permits already issued.
General fireworks safety
Fireworks are explosives and must be handled with care and respect to prevent injuries and property damage. Our guide below for using fireworks safely provides practical guidance.