Cracker Night 2018: Hundreds apply for firework permits

Cracker Night will return to Launceston with a bang on May 26. 

WorkSafe Tasmania has issued more than 500 firework permits across the state for Cracker Night.

WorkSafe’s permit conditions stipulate fireworks must not last longer than 30 minutes, start before 6pm or continue after 10pm, and cannot be used in high winds or total fire bans. 

Permit holders must also notify the fire service, police, the council and neighbours so precautions can be taken with regards to pets and livestock. Firefighting equipment must also be available.

Applications need to be submitted at least 21 days prior to the proposed display date.