Fireworks displays notifications
Do not risk lives and homes with unlicensed and unauthorised fireworks this festive season. Also, with this year’s state-wide bushfire emergencies, fireworks displays may be cancelled by relevant authorities (e.g. Rural Fire Service / Fire & Rescue NSW). Contact them on 1800 679 737 to discuss these requirements.
While all displays are notified to us so that we can conduct licence and safety verification activities, whether the conditions are safe for fireworks to go ahead is ultimately a decision for local authorities.
You must notify us at least seven working days before using any fireworks, distress signals (if not using it while under distress) or model rocket propellant device.
You must also notify other relevant authorities.
See our fireworks display checklist for more information.
Licensed pyrotechnician's can now lodge notifications online.
You will need to provide:
- your pyrotechnician's licence number and details
- name of the organisation managing the event (including ABN/ACN)
- sellers details (including ABN/ACN)
- details of the display
- reason for the display
- types of fireworks being used
- notification of all relevant authorities
- confirmation that a risk assessment will be undertaken prior to the display taking place
More information about notifying online is available in our FAQs.
Notification fees are listed in our fees and charges schedule.
You can still lodge a notification by completing the fireworks notification form and sending it to:
- mail to: Customer Service Operations, SafeWork NSW, Locked Bag 2906, Lisarow NSW 2252.
- email to: email@example.com (credit card payments only)
We will send you a written confirmation of your notification.
Notifying other authorities
You must also notify:
- the local council at least seven working days prior to the display
- local councils can object to a proposed fireworks display. Refer to the guidelines for more information.
- council may request the pyrotechnician to complete the fireworks display checklist
- a letter from the council stating that it has no objections to the display may be required if multiple notifications are being applied for
- the local area commander of police (and/or local police) at least two working days before the display
- the local NSW Fire and Rescue (and/or Rural Fire Service, where applicable) at least two working days before the display.
You may also need to notify the following agencies at least two working days before the display:
- NSW Police
- NSW Water Police
- Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)
- Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Airservices Australia
We may suspend or cancel a licence or impose penalties on licence holders who do not comply with the conditions of the licence or requirements in the legislation.