Firework displays can include strings of fireworks, ground level fireworks or aerial fireworks. Only a licensed pyrotechnician can release any type of firework display.
Undertaking a fireworks display
If you hold a licence from SafeWork NSW and you wish to undertake a fireworks display within the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area you must notify us seven working days prior to the event using our online form. This form requires a copy of your fireworks licence, SafeWork NSW Fireworks Display Checklist, and a map of the proposed fireworks display location to be attached.
We may charge a fee for the review of the applications, costs can be found in our fees and charges.
Who authorises fireworks displays
SafeWork NSW manages and regulates the planning and authorisation of firework displays. However, under the Explosives Regulation 2013, Councils may object or impose conditions on an applicant’s use of fireworks. Council will notify the pyrotechnician and SafeWork NSW of any objections in relation to the planned event. SafeWork NSW is the agency who ultimately authorises or refuses firework display applications.
Considerations associated with fireworks displays
Council uses the SafeWork NSW guideline when reviewing a proposed fireworks display.
Noise associated with fireworks display
SafeWork NSW is responsible for regulating and investigating issues relating to firework displays, including noise. Fireworks noise complaints should be directed to SafeWork NSW on 131 050.