Only licensed pyrotechnicans are permitted to conduct fireworks displays in NSW. The pyrotechnician must notify SafeWork NSW seven days before any fireworks, distress signal or model rocket propellant device is used.

The pyrotechnician, event organiser or property holder must also submit a completed Notification of Proposed Fireworks Display Form to Council at least seven working days prior to the fireworks display.

Council does not have the authority to approve or refuse a licence application but may make recommendations which could lead to refusal of an application or the imposition of conditions on a licence.

SafeWork NSW and the NSW Division of Local Government have developed a set of guidelines to assist councils when deciding whether to object to a notification of fireworks display.

Council will work with SafeWork NSW to ensure that fireworks displays are conducted in a safe and responsible manner that minimises harm to the community and the environment.

Enquiries and complaints

Should you wish to discuss an upcoming fireworks display, or you have a complaint regarding a firework display that has occurred, please contact Council on T 02 6578 7290 or via email at

Fireworks Display Search

SafeWork NSW has a web-based Fireworks Display search for listings of notified fireworks displays and is searchable by date and by postcode.