The Issue

What is this about?

There are more than 500 pyrotechnicians licenced in New South Wales. Every year SafeWork issues about 596 single-use fireworks licences to councils and other event organisers for one-off events. Fireworks are spectacular, however they can also cause significant injury and even death.

We aim to improve worker and public safety around fireworks, and to ensure that license holders are aware of the safety conditions every time they use pyrotechnics.

We have reviewed the current Operational Conditions for Pyrotechnicians and Single-Use Fireworks Licenses and created a new draft that includes proposed changes. These include:

  • storage, handling, transport, use and notification of fireworks licences and prepared fireworks displays
  • how specific conditions appear in the document (in italics in the draft Operational Conditions)
  • more guidance to make the operational requirements easier to follow.

Licence holders who do not comply with the conditions may be fined, have their licence suspended or cancelled, or be prosecuted.

The draft document addresses feedback we have received since the current conditions were published in 2013.

Next steps

Please review the Draft Operational Conditions document linked below.

Use the form below to provide your feedback.

You can provide additional feedback by email to operationalconditionsreview@safework.nsw.gov.au.

We will carefully consider feedback before we finalise the document.

All submissions will be published on our website, unless we’ve been asked not to.

  • The issue

    Consultation period: 29/09/2020 9:00 am to 30/10/2020 11:59 pm

    What is this about?

    There are more than 500 pyrotechnicians licenced in New South Wales. Every year SafeWork issues about 596 single-use fireworks licences to councils and other event organisers for one-off events. Fireworks are spectacular, however they can also cause significant injury and even death.

    We aim to improve worker and public safety around fireworks, and to ensure that license holders are aware of the safety conditions every time they use pyrotechnics.

    We have reviewed the current Operational Conditions for Pyrotechnicians and Single-Use Fireworks Licenses and created a new draft that includes proposed changes. These include:

    • storage, handling, transport, use and notification of fireworks licences and prepared fireworks displays
    • how specific conditions appear in the document (in italics in the draft Operational Conditions)
    • more guidance to make the operational requirements easier to follow.

    Licence holders who do not comply with the conditions may be fined, have their licence suspended or cancelled, or be prosecuted.

    The draft document addresses feedback we have received since the current conditions were published in 2013.

    Next steps

    Please review the Draft Operational Conditions document linked below.

    Use the form below to provide your feedback.

    You can provide additional feedback by email to operationalconditionsreview@safework.nsw.gov.au.

    We will carefully consider feedback before we finalise the document.

    All submissions will be published on our website, unless we’ve been asked not to.

  • The milestones

    Submissions open: Tuesday, 29th September 2020

    Submissions close: Friday, 30th October 2020

  • The outcomes

    This is where we will publish information related to the the outcomes of the consultation on 18 December 2018.

    View the submissions here

Have your say

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Status: Open

Started: 29/09/2020 9:00 am

Submissions closed: 30/10/2020 11:59 pm

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If you can't provide your submission using this form, you can send your feedback to:

SafeWork NSW
Pyrotechnicians and Single Use Fireworks Licences
Locked Bag 2906
LISAROW NSW 2252