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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


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

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 form carefully, as the fee is non-refundable.

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 (external link).

As at 1 February 2021:

  • you can only have a maximum of 100 people on your property. This includes children and babies
  • if you or anyone who lives at the house is unwell, you should not have visitors
  • if anyone in your house is in quarantine, you cannot have visitors to your house who don’t normally live there
  • if any invited guests are unwell, they should stay at their home
  • you should make sure you have enough space for all your guests to be spread out and comfortable
  • you should provide hand sanitiser to your guests if possible and make sure there is plenty of soap available at sinks.

Permit holders are advised that if public health directions change, then this may impact on the issuance 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.


Application for Type 2 fireworks permit for Cracker Night 2021 (PDF, 606.0 KB)

Application for Type 2 fireworks permit for Cracker Night 2021 Corporations (PDF, 948.8 KB)

Application for pyrotechnician permit (PDF, 723.9 KB)

Theatrical fireworks permit application (PDF, 498.2 KB)

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

Updated: 3rd February 2021