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Key info

  • You must have a permit to hold a fireworks display on cracker night.
  • Cracker night falls on 24 May each year. If this date is not a Saturday, it will be the following Saturday.
    • The application form and further advice on applying will be available in early 2023.
    • All other fireworks displays also require a pyrotechnician permit.
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      About applying for a fireworks permit (cracker night)

      Fireworks displays held without a permit are illegal and attract large fines.

      Permit holders must comply with the Public Health directions that are in place at the time of the display. Permit holders must be up-to-date with the latest requirements and advice. Guidance for people holding household social events is available at coronavirus.tas.gov.au.

      WorkSafe Tasmania have a guide on using fireworks safely on cracker night (PDF, 312KB).

      How to apply

      What you need to apply

      To apply as an individual you must visit a service centre and:

      • provide a completed application form (form will be available in 2023)
      • provide photo identification showing your date of birth
      • pay a fee.

      To apply as an organisation you must visit a service centre and:

      • provide a completed application form (form will be available in 2023)
      • provide photo identification showing your date of birth
      • pay a fee.

      Can I apply?

      Anyone over 18 can apply.

      Proving your identity

      You must provide photo identification showing your date of birth.

      How much it costs

      ApplicationFee

      Application for fireworks display permit not involving type 3 fireworks

      $85

      Application for fireworks display permit involving any type 3 fireworks

      $170

      Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

      Payment options

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      More Information

      Please visit WorkSafe Tasmania for more information on applying for fireworks permit.