On 9 June 2016, the Government announced that a new framework for the use of fireworks will be introduced. This new framework will balance the need to protect animals, the environment and amenities, while enabling Tasmanians to still enjoy the fun of Cracker Night.
Under the new framework, members of the public will continue to be able to access Type 2 fireworks for Cracker night. However, the purchase and use of Type 2 fireworks will be limited to licensed pyrotechnicians on any other day of the year. The current fee structure to apply for a fireworks display permit will not change.
Details on the new framework have now been developed. It is anticipated that the amendments will commence on 1 March 2018, ahead of Cracker Night 2018.
Public comment now open
People with an interest in the administration of fireworks in Tasmania are invited to provide comment on the Amendment Regulations for consideration before they are finalised.
Comments should be lodged with WorkSafe Tasmania by close of business, 20 December 2017, either by email to email@example.com, or by post to:
PO Box 56
ROSNY PARK TAS 7018