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Upcoming displays

Pyrotechnicians must notify us of any upcoming displays.

Permits to hold displays during the fire danger season and days of total fire ban are issued by the Country Fire Service.

Upcoming fireworks, pyrotechnic or special effects displays
Date Time Location/Event
24/01/2020 8.00pm-8.30pm Chinese New Year - Junction Palace Chinese Restaurant, Pennington
25/01/2020 9.30pm-9.45pm Chinese New Year - Pennington
25/01/2020 12.00am-12.15am Chinese New Year - Chinese Temple - 151 - 155 May Terrace, Ottoway
25/01/2020 10.00am-11.00am Chinese New Year - Temple Kilkenny
25/01/2020 12.00pm-12.30pm Chinese New Year - AMK Groceries, Rosewater
25/01/2020 12.30pm-1.00pm Chinese New Year - Khangs Noodles, Kilkenny
25/01/2020 1.00pm-1.30pm Chinese New Year - Arndale Bakery, Woodville North
25/01/2020 5.30pm-5.45pm Q Viet Cny - Woodville Gardens
25/01/2020 8.00pm-8.30pm Chinese New Year - Junction Palace Chinese Restaurant, Pennington
25/01/2020 9.00pm-10.00pm Waikerie Australia Day 2020 - Waikerie Football Oval, Peake Terrace
25/01/2020 9.30pm-9.45pm Chinese New Year - 3rd by NNQ, Adelaide
25/01/2020 9.30pm-9.45pm Chinese New Year - Pennington
25/01/2020 9.30pm-9.45pm Gynburra 2020 - Port Victoria Jetty
25/01/2020 9.30pm-9.45pm Tunarama 2020, Chinese Crackers, Port Lincoln Foreshore
26/01/2020 5.30pm-5.45pm Q Viet Cny, Woodville Gardens
26/01/2019 6.30pm-10.00pm BBL, Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes, Adelaide Oval
26/01/2020 8.30pm-9.30pm Australia Day - Hummock Hill Lookout, Whyalla
26/01/2020 9.30pm-9.45pm Australia Day - Semaphore Jetty
26/01/2020 9.30pm-9.45pm Tunarama 2020, Port Lincoln Town Jetty
26/01/2020 9.30pm-9.45pm Chinese New Year - Pennington
26/01/2020 9.50pm-10.00pm Australia Day - Pink Flats & Torrens River, Adelaide
31/01/2020 9.00pm-11.00pm The Dash 4 Cash Renmark - Murray River, Renmark Riverfront
01/02/2020 7.30pm-8.00pm Chinese New Year - Athol Park
08/02/2020 7.30pm-8.00pm Chinese New Year - Athol Park
08/02/2020 9.30pm-9.45pm Chinese New Year - BMW Stpre 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 PDF icon 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 the Country Fire Service
  • 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.