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Fireworks licences


Pyrotechnician licence

Application form: PDF iconPyrotechnician - Application for licence.pdf

Fees: $239

Duration: 1 year

Note:

A pyrotechnic licence application must be accompanied by:

  • identification of the applicant and proof of age demonstrating the applicant is at least 21 years of age (must be an original or certified copy)
  • National Police Certificate (Clearance Certificate) demonstrating that the applicant is a fit and proper person, obtainable from your local police station (must be an original or certified copy)
  • colour passport size photograph
  • demonstrated practical experience in the use of fireworks appropriate for the type of licence sought, e.g.
  • log book demonstrating the applicant has obtained experience in the use of fireworks for which a licence is sought
  • details of any training courses completed and any interstate or overseas licences held
  • details of any training courses completed within the previous 2 years, conducted by a Pyrotechnic Sales Business Licence holder
  • if electrical ignition is sought, a letter from the supplier of the system that training has been provided in its use.

Pyrotechnic displays business licence

Application form: Pyrotechnician - Display business - Application for licence.pdf

Fees: $160

Duration: 1 year

Note:

An application must be accompanied by:

For a natural person:

  • National Police Certificate (Clearance Certificate) demonstrating that the applicant is a fit and proper person, obtainable from your local police station.

For a body corporate:

  • copy of the Certificate of Incorporation
  • copy of the relevant documentation listing all the Directors of the body corporate
  • full name, address and contact details of each of the Directors of the body corporate
  • National Police Certificate (Clearance Certificate) demonstrating that each of the Directors of the body corporate is a fit and proper person, obtainable from your local police station
  • Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency

Pyrotechnic exempt display permit

Application form: Pyrotechnician - Exempt display permit - Application form.pdf

Fees: $160

Duration: 1 year

Note:

An application must be accompanied by details of:

  • Evidence that the person who owns or has the care, control or management of the land has consented to the use of the land for a firework display.
  • In the case of a display involving the use of string crackers, evidence that the display is for a cultural or religious ceremony or celebration.
  • During the fire danger season, a Schedule 9 Permit under the Country Fires Act.
  • A written plan including a site diagram of the display area, indicating the prohibited area, the audience viewing area, the firework firing site(s), any firework storage area, the immediately adjoining properties and their nature, any nearby protected place or protected work;
    • protected place: means a sensitive establishment, such as a hospital, nursing home, health care facility, school, church, place of public assembly, area of intensive animal husbandry, animal shelter, aviary, menagerie, zoo etc.
    • protected work: means a dangerous goods store, such as for storage of flammable liquids, explosives etc
  • A list of the types of fireworks to be used in display (include the size and quantity of each type)
  • Evidence of age of the applicant.
  • A National Police Certificate (Clearance Certificate) available from your local police station.

Pyrotechnic sales business licence

Application form: Pyrotechnician - Sales business - Application for licence.pdf

Fees: $160

Duration: 1 year

Note:

An application must be accompanied by details of:

  • how the applicant proposes to identify the purchaser and verify that the purchaser is a Licensed Pyrotechnician, the holder of a Pyrotechnic Displays Business Licence or the holder of a Pyrotechnic Sales Business Licence (for sales inside South Australia)
  • how the records of sales are to be kept for both inside and outside South Australia
  • the testing program for the fireworks to be sold
  • training courses to be run for the pyrotechnicians to whom fireworks are to be supplied.

Special effect display (SFX)

A special effect firework display is the specialist use of fireworks in association with some other activity. It is an event or activity involving the use of fireworks (other than indoor fireworks or general use fireworks) conducted for the purposes of a stunt, or other special effect, for theatrical, cinematic or other entertainment purposes. In general for a SFX display the use of the fireworks are secondary to the other entertainment.

Depending on the nature of the activity the Pyrotechnician's Licence may be endorsed for a particular SFX (e.g. using flares when parachute jumping), or the licence may be endorsed at each occurrence of a particular SFX (e.g. using detonating cord or other high explosives in a film stunt).