Regulations

Forms & Applications

If you want to book a show in South Australia you will need to fill out the following paper work.

Land Approval

NB: This Form needs to be submitted to SA Fireworks office minimum three (3) weeks prior to the fireworks display. This is handed back to the Government to show we have permission to use the land for fireworks. Please use Adobe Acrobat to open the form.

Neighbour Notification

Although we advertise the show in the local paper, this can also be used by the clients to hand out to surrounding neighbours who might be affected by the fireworks display. Please use Adobe Acrobat to open the form.

Budgets, Permits & Fees

The Show Budget

The budget of the show depends on the size, complexity, firing location, the number of fireworks, types of fireworks used as well as a number of other factors. The show budget is all-inclusive and includes components such as materials, labour, show permits, transportation, fire service personnel, equipment fees, and GST sales tax. SA Fireworks will work with you to develop a firework show within the budgetary requirements.

Other Costs & Fees

While SA Fireworks will take care of paying for all the various costs of producing the show, there are some additional third party costs that are included beyond our fee. We’ve listed some of the various other costs that a client could incur.

Timing Consideration

While SA Fireworks moves at the speed of business, most government departments, agencies and councils do not. We recommend contacting us as soon as possible so we may obtain all the necessary permits and permissions for your show.  In general, we strongly suggest at least four (4) weeks notice is required.

Show Permits

Depending on the time of years and climatic conditions a show might require a permit from the local fire authority.  SA Fireworks will be responsible for obtaining the relevant permit for the jurisdiction of the firing location. In addition to the fire authority permits, there could be additional permits or permission required. Firing locations near airports will often need the permission of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Firing locations on or near boating/shipping waterways will often need an Aquatic Licence issued by the Department of Transport and Infrastructure (DTI).

Fire Service Personnel

Depending on the firing location, time of year and climatic conditions the show permit might not include the cost of having a local CFS fire appliance present.

Usage of Local Council and Government owned lands

Some lands owned by Local Councils and Government attract fees for usage of the property.

Requirements For Outdoor Fireworks Displays

SA Fireworks Responsibilities

Permits & Regulatory Compliance: We will ensure that all necessary permits, licenses and fees are satisfied for your show. If there are special regulatory requirements (e.g. noise or time requirements) for your show they will be acknowledged in your proposal.

Aquatic Licenses: Required for fireworks to be shot on shared waterways. If required SA Fireworks will obtain an aquatic license from the Dept of Transport.

CASA Clearances: Required if fireworks will rise above 400ft. SA Fireworks will obtain air clearances from CASA to conduct a fireworks display.

Council Approvals: Required for all Council owned lands. If required SA Fireworks will consult with the relevant council to obtain approvals to conduct the fireworks display.

CFS 9th Schedule Permits: Required for all outdoor firework displays during the summer period. SA Fireworks will obtain a 9th Schedule Permit from the CFS.

Fire Appliance: Required if requested by the CFS under the 9th Schedule permit. If required SA Fireworks will organise a MFS or CFS fire appliance to be present. Please note there are fees involved when booking a CFS fire appliance.

Land Permission: Required to be obtained for all outdoor fireworks displays. SA Fireworks will consult and obtain land permission from the owners or custodians of the land.

Notification to the public: Required to be actioned no less then 7 days and no more than 14 days prior to the event. SA Fireworks will place a notice of a fireworks display in the public notices section of the Advertiser.

Risk Assessments: SA Fireworks will conduct a risk assessment for the fireworks displays and issue it to the relevant parties involved.

Safework SA: Required to be notified for all outdoor firework displays no less than 7 days prior to the event. SA Fireworks will notify Safework SA of the coming display.

Coordination with Fire Service Personnel: We will work with the local fire service personnel to ensure that your show satisfies the local regulations.

Transportation: We are responsible for the transportation of the materials, crew, and equipment to and from the firing location.

Licensed Operators: We are responsible for obtaining a licensed crew that is qualified to produce your show.

Materials & Product: We are responsible for obtaining all fireworks and related materials for your show.

Insurance: We are responsible for obtaining the necessary insurance to adequately cover the pyrotechnics display.

Audio Soundtrack Production: If your show requires a specialised audio sound track we will be responsible for the creation and delivery of the media. Often the media will be delivered on the day of the show.

Equipment: We are responsible for obtaining all equipment necessary to setup, shoot, transport, and clean up the show.

Client Responsibilities

Security: The client is responsible for obtaining the services of a qualified security firm to provide overnight guard services as well as day of event services.

Location: The client is responsible for obtaining the necessary permission for the firing location.
Please use this form for Land Permission

Staging: SA Fireworks does not provide any staging or rigging.

Audio & Visual Requirements: The client is responsible for obtaining the necessary equipment for music amplification or video display. SA Fireworks will provide Audio MP3 player and wireless transmitters to project the time code to the firing location. SA Fireworks does not provide any audio or video production.

Power Requirements: If required, the client is responsible for providing adequate power 240vac to the firing location.

Garbage Disposal Requirements: If needed, the client is responsible for obtaining the necessary garbage disposal bins. SA Fireworks will identify the particular size and quantity requirements.

Crew Restroom Facilities: The client is responsible for providing adequate restroom facilities for the pyrotechnics crew.

Communications Equipment: If required, the client is responsible for providing any communications equipment to the crew. For example, if it is required that the Pyrotechnics Operator communicate with the staging manager to coordinate the start of the show, the client must provide the communications radio.

Additional Clean Up: After the show the crew will dispose of a majority of the firework’s debris. However, any additional cleaning is the responsibility of the client.

Safety

Safety in a fireworks display site should be of the highest priority, as it is at SA Fireworks. We have a number of safety measures that ensure the success and safety of every event we manage and have a draft Occupational Health Safety & Welfare policy that includes provision for risk assessments. This approach means that the principles and practice of Risk Management are applied to all stages of every production.

Risk Management

The Supervising Pyrotechnician will conduct an on site risk management report highlighting any potential risk during the display and ways to reduce or nullify the risk.

Mortars

The mortars we use to fire aerial shells are made of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) pipe or fibreglass. If for some reason, a shell explodes in the mortar this material will absorb the explosion without shrapnel being exploded out. We DO NOT use steel or aluminium mortars.

Fall Out Zone

Every site we work at has a designated area that is designated to absorb any shells which drop back due to non-detonation. This is a must so we can easily identify and remove any live shells.

Boundary Parameters

Bunting and safety signs are placed up at every show where public access is an issue clearly indicating to the spectators that the following area is a no go zone.

Fire Safety Equipment

Fire fighting equipment is available and easily accessible at every display.

The Crew

Our crew are all highly trained in handling and lighting fireworks. We have a zero-tolerance in regards to alcohol and drugs to ensure the ability of our crew to perform.

Forms & Applications

Forms & Applications

If you want to book a show in South Australia you will need to fill out the following paper work.

Land Approval

NB: This Form needs to be submitted to SA Fireworks office minimum three (3) weeks prior to the fireworks display. This is handed back to the Government to show we have permission to use the land for fireworks. Please use Adobe Acrobat to open the form.

Neighbour Notification

Although we advertise the show in the local paper, this can also be used by the clients to hand out to surrounding neighbours who might be affected by the fireworks display. Please use Adobe Acrobat to open the form.

Budgets, Permits & Fees

Budgets, Permits & Fees

The Show Budget

The budget of the show depends on the size, complexity, firing location, the number of fireworks, types of fireworks used as well as a number of other factors. The show budget is all-inclusive and includes components such as materials, labour, show permits, transportation, fire service personnel, equipment fees, and GST sales tax. SA Fireworks will work with you to develop a firework show within the budgetary requirements.

Other Costs & Fees

While SA Fireworks will take care of paying for all the various costs of producing the show, there are some additional third party costs that are included beyond our fee. We’ve listed some of the various other costs that a client could incur.

Timing Consideration

While SA Fireworks moves at the speed of business, most government departments, agencies and councils do not. We recommend contacting us as soon as possible so we may obtain all the necessary permits and permissions for your show.  In general, we strongly suggest at least four (4) weeks notice is required.

Show Permits

Depending on the time of years and climatic conditions a show might require a permit from the local fire authority.  SA Fireworks will be responsible for obtaining the relevant permit for the jurisdiction of the firing location. In addition to the fire authority permits, there could be additional permits or permission required. Firing locations near airports will often need the permission of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Firing locations on or near boating/shipping waterways will often need an Aquatic Licence issued by the Department of Transport and Infrastructure (DTI).

Fire Service Personnel

Depending on the firing location, time of year and climatic conditions the show permit might not include the cost of having a local CFS fire appliance present.

Usage of Local Council and Government owned lands

Some lands owned by Local Councils and Government attract fees for usage of the property.

Requirements for Outdoor Firework Displays

Requirements For Outdoor Fireworks Displays

SA Fireworks Responsibilities

Permits & Regulatory Compliance: We will ensure that all necessary permits, licenses and fees are satisfied for your show. If there are special regulatory requirements (e.g. noise or time requirements) for your show they will be acknowledged in your proposal.

Aquatic Licenses: Required for fireworks to be shot on shared waterways. If required SA Fireworks will obtain an aquatic license from the Dept of Transport.

CASA Clearances: Required if fireworks will rise above 400ft. SA Fireworks will obtain air clearances from CASA to conduct a fireworks display.

Council Approvals: Required for all Council owned lands. If required SA Fireworks will consult with the relevant council to obtain approvals to conduct the fireworks display.

CFS 9th Schedule Permits: Required for all outdoor firework displays during the summer period. SA Fireworks will obtain a 9th Schedule Permit from the CFS.

Fire Appliance: Required if requested by the CFS under the 9th Schedule permit. If required SA Fireworks will organise a MFS or CFS fire appliance to be present. Please note there are fees involved when booking a CFS fire appliance.

Land Permission: Required to be obtained for all outdoor fireworks displays. SA Fireworks will consult and obtain land permission from the owners or custodians of the land.

Notification to the public: Required to be actioned no less then 7 days and no more than 14 days prior to the event. SA Fireworks will place a notice of a fireworks display in the public notices section of the Advertiser.

Risk Assessments: SA Fireworks will conduct a risk assessment for the fireworks displays and issue it to the relevant parties involved.

Safework SA: Required to be notified for all outdoor firework displays no less than 7 days prior to the event. SA Fireworks will notify Safework SA of the coming display.

Coordination with Fire Service Personnel: We will work with the local fire service personnel to ensure that your show satisfies the local regulations.

Transportation: We are responsible for the transportation of the materials, crew, and equipment to and from the firing location.

Licensed Operators: We are responsible for obtaining a licensed crew that is qualified to produce your show.

Materials & Product: We are responsible for obtaining all fireworks and related materials for your show.

Insurance: We are responsible for obtaining the necessary insurance to adequately cover the pyrotechnics display.

Audio Soundtrack Production: If your show requires a specialised audio sound track we will be responsible for the creation and delivery of the media. Often the media will be delivered on the day of the show.

Equipment: We are responsible for obtaining all equipment necessary to setup, shoot, transport, and clean up the show.

Client Responsibilities

Security: The client is responsible for obtaining the services of a qualified security firm to provide overnight guard services as well as day of event services.

Location: The client is responsible for obtaining the necessary permission for the firing location.
Please use this form for Land Permission

Staging: SA Fireworks does not provide any staging or rigging.

Audio & Visual Requirements: The client is responsible for obtaining the necessary equipment for music amplification or video display. SA Fireworks will provide Audio MP3 player and wireless transmitters to project the time code to the firing location. SA Fireworks does not provide any audio or video production.

Power Requirements: If required, the client is responsible for providing adequate power 240vac to the firing location.

Garbage Disposal Requirements: If needed, the client is responsible for obtaining the necessary garbage disposal bins. SA Fireworks will identify the particular size and quantity requirements.

Crew Restroom Facilities: The client is responsible for providing adequate restroom facilities for the pyrotechnics crew.

Communications Equipment: If required, the client is responsible for providing any communications equipment to the crew. For example, if it is required that the Pyrotechnics Operator communicate with the staging manager to coordinate the start of the show, the client must provide the communications radio.

Additional Clean Up: After the show the crew will dispose of a majority of the firework’s debris. However, any additional cleaning is the responsibility of the client.

Safety

Safety

Safety in a fireworks display site should be of the highest priority, as it is at SA Fireworks. We have a number of safety measures that ensure the success and safety of every event we manage and have a draft Occupational Health Safety & Welfare policy that includes provision for risk assessments. This approach means that the principles and practice of Risk Management are applied to all stages of every production.

Risk Management

The Supervising Pyrotechnician will conduct an on site risk management report highlighting any potential risk during the display and ways to reduce or nullify the risk.

Mortars

The mortars we use to fire aerial shells are made of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) pipe or fibreglass. If for some reason, a shell explodes in the mortar this material will absorb the explosion without shrapnel being exploded out. We DO NOT use steel or aluminium mortars.

Fall Out Zone

Every site we work at has a designated area that is designated to absorb any shells which drop back due to non-detonation. This is a must so we can easily identify and remove any live shells.

Boundary Parameters

Bunting and safety signs are placed up at every show where public access is an issue clearly indicating to the spectators that the following area is a no go zone.

Fire Safety Equipment

Fire fighting equipment is available and easily accessible at every display.

The Crew

Our crew are all highly trained in handling and lighting fireworks. We have a zero-tolerance in regards to alcohol and drugs to ensure the ability of our crew to perform.

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