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Fireworks permit

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


Contact us

For more information about fireworks contact our 9217 2170, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm.

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.

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