Changes to the Explosives Regulations 2012 introduce a new framework for the use and administration of Type 2 fireworks in Tasmania, starting 1 March 2018.

The new framework aims to balance the need to protect people, animals, the environment and amenity, while still enabling Tasmanians to enjoy Cracker Night.

Members of the public will continue to be able to purchase Type 2 fireworks (that is, ‘shop-goods’ or ‘consumer’ fireworks) for use on Commonwealth Day (also known as ‘Cracker Night’).

However, the purchase and use of fireworks on any other day of the year will be limited to licensed pyrotechnicians.

The key areas in which fireworks laws are changing are outlined below. These changes come into effect on 1 March 2018.

Read more about fireworks displays.