Pyrotechnicians must notify us of their intention to conduct a fireworks, pyrotechnic or special effects display.
The supervising pyrotechnician must:
- complete and submit a separate notification form for each display
- give notification at least 5 clear business days prior to the date of the display.
Before submitting a notification you must have:
- evidence of consent from the person who owns or has care, control or management of the land being used for the display
- a list of the fireworks including size, quantity and minimum clearance distances.
In some circumstances you may require additional documentation, including:
- a Schedule 9 permit under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005
- if the display is during the fire danger season - permits are issued by the Country Fire Service
- if using string crackers, evidence that the display is for a cultural or religious ceremony or celebration
- Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval
- a Public Notice published in a newspaper circulating within the area
- the notice must be published not less than 7 and no more than 14 calendar days before the display
- if using aerial fireworks or fireworks that are designed to produce a loud noise, it may be better to letterbox drop a notice to neighbouring properties.
These provisions are covered under Regulation 13(1) of the Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations 2016.