It’s illegal to set off fireworks in a public place without first obtaining a fireworks permit from Council and the Victorian WorkCover Authority.
Fireworks are only allowed to be used by pyrotechnics contractors who hold a current WorkSafe permit to discharge fireworks, and hold their own liability insurance cover. The contractor you engage is responsible for obtaining a Council permit to discharge fireworks. We may issue a permit as long as certain conditions are met including notifying the following:
- Our Local Laws Departments – 42 days before the event
- Residents within 200m of the fireworks site – by post or letterbox drop within 28 days of the event
- The broader community via local newspaper advertisements – no more than 21 days and no less than 7 days before the event
- Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) or Country Fire Authority (CFA) in the area
For more information see our Fireworks Policy.
Apply for a fireworks permit
Download and complete an application form and submit to our Local Laws Department.