When is this licence required?
A fireworks contractor licence is required to:
- manufacture (subject to conditions), purchase, store (limited quantities), possess, transport (not more than Category 2 loads) and use fireworks.
- apply for a fireworks event permit.
A firework contractor licence is issued for five years.
Who can apply?
Licences can be granted to an individual, body corporate or partnership.
- Individuals must be at least 21 years of age and hold a fireworks operator licence.
- Bodies corporate or partnerships must have at all times at least one individual who is concerned in the management of, or employed by, the body corporate or partnership that holds a fireworks operator licence. If this is not the case, the contractor licence is suspended until someone with a fireworks operator licence is employed.
The applicant must already hold a current fireworks operator licence.
The completed application must be signed by the intended licensee and lodged with:
- supporting documentation, which is the original or the original certified document (where a copy is requested this does not apply)
- explosives management plan.
See What is required for explosives licences? for more information on security clearances.
Failure to provide the required documentation will delay processing of applications. Most applications are dealt with within 20 business days.
For information regarding application and renewal fees please see Schedule of fees and charges below.
For information regarding application fees please see Schedule of fees and charges.
Lodging the application
You must apply online via the Safety Regulation System (SRS).
This information can then be mailed to:
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Mineral House 100 Plain Street
East Perth WA 6004
Or lodged in person to Resources Safety at 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004.
Notification of changes of details
If you hold an explosives driver licence, and have access to SRS, you can log on to SRS to amend any of your personal details. Any change will flow through to other licences you hold.
Reporting an incident
Explosives import/export licence holders are responsible for reporting accidents and incidents arising from their activities in Western Australia, including unexplained losses or theft.
For more information on explosive management plans see What is required for explosives licences?
For any enquiries please contact Dangerous Goods Licensing:
Phone: (08) 9358 8001