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Upcoming displays

Pyrotechnicians must notify us of any upcoming displays.

Upcoming fireworks, pyrotechnic or special effects displays
Date Time Location
08/07/2019 3.45pm-4.45pm Port Adelaide v Brisbane, Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, Adelaide

Licence requirements

Pyrotechnicians and pyrotechnic business are required to be licensed before they can sell fireworks or conduct a fireworks or special effects display.

Notification before conducting a display

Pyrotechnicians must notify SafeWork SA of their intention to conduct a fireworks, pyrotechnic or special effects display. Notification must be made at least 5 clear business days prior to the date of the display.

The supervising pyrotechnician, must complete and submit a separate notification form for each display, either online or by downloading the form and chem.safework [at] sa.gov.au (emailing to us).

Before submitting a notification you must have:

  • evidence of consent from the person who owns or has care, control or management of the land to be used
  • a list of the fireworks to be used including size, quantity and minimum clearance distances.

You should have other documentation available, where required, 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 Authorised Officers at your local council, or contact the Country Fire Service for more information
  • evidence that the display is for a cultural or religious ceremony or celebration, if string crackers are to be used
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval, where required - contact CASA if you are unsure
  • a Public Notice published in a newspaper circulating within the area, 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 - in some instances 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.

Complaints

If you have concerns about a fireworks display, for example property damage or how and where the display was held, you can lodge an official complaint with us, making sure you have taken note of the date, time and location, and can describe the display, as these are mandatory inclusions on the complaint form.

Noise complaints are handled by the Environment Protection Authority.