Do I need a fireworks permit?

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.

Table Cracker Night application dates


Cracker Night

Last date to submit application


Saturday 29 May 2021

Friday 7 May 2021


Saturday 28 May 2022

Friday 6 May 2022

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

General fireworks safety

Fireworks are explosives and must be handled with care and respect to prevent injuries and property damage.

Updated: 11th June 2020