Every fireworks display, regardless of its location, requires a Pyrotechnician’s Licence or a Fireworks (Single Use) Licence issued by NSW WorkCover under the Explosives Regulation 2005. The Regulation also requires that WorkCover and Council must be notified of an intention to use fireworks, at least seven working days before the display.
Notice must also be given to Council of an intention to use fireworks and conditions may be imposed on the use of fireworks.
If you propose to hold a fireworks display on Council land, prior approval is required from Council as the land manager. Standard conditions of approval are:
- The display must be subject to a Pyrotechnician’s Licence or a Fireworks (Single Use) Licence issued by SafeWork NSW
- Minimum $20 million public liability insurance is required. A copy of the Certificate of Currency must be supplied to Council prior to the event
- A written risk assessment in accordance with Part 4 of the Fireworks Operation Conditions must be undertaken prior to the event and be made available to Council upon request