Pyrotechnician experience: Licence renewals and amendments
See the current experience required when applying to renew or amend an existing pyrotechnician licence.
Section 4.7 of AS2147.4 Explosives, storage, transport and use – Pyrotechnics, requires pyrotechnicians to maintain records of displays showing dates, times, types and quantities of pyrotechnics used. This record can be maintained in the form of a spreadsheet or similar and must be attached to the renewal or amendment application.
WorkSafe will compare your record of displays to the associated event notifications. Please ensure that the notifications record you as actively involved in the displays.
Please note: you cannot gain a new pyrotechnician licence based on experience only. New licence applicants will need to complete training and assessment with a Registered Training Organisation and provide proof of completion at lodgement.
Experience required for each firework authorisation
Held a pyrotechnician licence for aerial shells up to 75mm for a minimum of two years AND provide evidence of having conducted or been actively involved in a minimum of five events using aerial salutes up to 75mm within the last three years.
Actively involved in a minimum of two events using Chinese firecrackers within the last 12 months OR conducted or been actively involved in a minimum of five events using Chinese firecrackers within the last three years.
Actively involved in a minimum of two events using theatrical fireworks within the last 12 months, OR conducted or been actively involved in a minimum of five events using theatrical fireworks within the last three years.
Contact WorkSafe's licensing branch
To check the progress of an application or if you need assistance, contact the Licensing Branch at: