Firework display notification form

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 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.