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.

Notification requirements will also be improved to ensure members of the community are better informed about fireworks displays conducted in their local area.

Details on the new framework are currently being developed and further public consultation will occur before any changes are implemented.

No changes to the existing fireworks provisions will come into effect until after Cracker Night on 27 May 2017.