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 30 May 2020
Friday 8 May 2020
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.
- Complete the Type 2 Fireworks Permit application form.
- Lodge this application form with fee at a Service Tasmania outlet at least 21 days before the display date. Late applications are not accepted.
How to apply for a fireworks permit
Please read the detailed instructions in the application form carefully, as the fee is non-refundable.
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.