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Fireworks permit

Fireworks permit

Find out how to apply for a fireworks permit at your public event.

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.