Useful Safety Information

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The Fireworks Code

  • Keep fireworks in a sealed box or tin
  • Use them one at a time, replacing the lid immediately
  • NEVER put fireworks in your pocket
  • Read the instructions carefully, using a torch or hand lamp
  • NEVER use a naked flame
  • Light fireworks at arms length using a taper or a firework lighter
  • Stand well back and NEVER return to a firework after it has been lit, it could explode in your face
  • Ensure that all children with fireworks are well supervised
  • NEVER throw fireworks
  • Don't drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
  • Keep all pets and animals indoors
  • Take care with sparklers, wear gloves to hold them and dispose of sparklers in a bucket of water as soon as they are finished.
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Who can buy fireworks?

Indoor Fireworks (category 1), Garden Fireworks (Category 2) and Display Fireworks (Category 3) can be purchased by adults over 18 years of age. It is illegal to sell fireworks to anyone under the age of eighteen and it is illegal for anyone under 18 to possess fireworks in a public place.

Where can I let off fireworks?

You can let off fireworks on your own property (or someone else's property, provided that they have given you permission to do so) but you cannot let fireworks off in a public place (street, park, etc).

When can I let off fireworks?

You can let off fireworks any day of the year but not after 11.00pm or before 7.00am with the following exceptions:-

  • Until 1.00am following the first day of Chinese New Year.
  • Until midnight on Nov. 5th.
  • Until 1.00am on the day following Diwali Day.
  • Until 1.00am on the day following Dec. 31st.