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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

Year

Cracker Night

Last date to submit application

2022

Saturday 28 May 2022

Friday 6 May 2022

2023

Saturday 27 May 2023

Friday 5 May 2023
2024

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.

Resources

Application for pyrotechnician permit (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Theatrical fireworks permit application (PDF, 902.9 KB)

Using fireworks safely on Cracker Night  (PDF, 311.6 KB)

Updated: 10th May 2022