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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 30 May 2020

Friday 8 May 2020


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 in the application form carefully, as the fee is non-refundable.

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.


Using Fireworks Safely on Cracker Night (PDF, 311.6 KB)

Type 2 Fireworks Permit application form (PDF, 239.1 KB)

Theatrical Fireworks Permit Application form
(PDF, 497.3 KB)

Updated: 8th January 2020