Celebrate Territory Day the Safe Way
On 1 July the Northern Territory celebrates the anniversary of self-governance.
For one day only the public are allowed to purchase fireworks from approved retailers between 9:00am and 9:00pm and light fireworks between 6:00pm and 11:00pm.
- Only buy fireworks from a licensed retailer.
- Keep spectators at a safe distance, at least 10 metres from ignition site.
- Clear the area of all dry material such as grass and mulch.
- Have a hose or a couple of buckets of water handy.
- Wear cotton clothing around fireworks.
- Keep your fireworks in a covered container or have a responsible person look after them.
Tips on how to use fireworks safely
- Read and follow all warnings and instructions.
- Light only one fireworks at a time
- Stabilise fireworks to ensure they do not fall over when firing.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person or place any part of your body directly over a firework device.
- Never pick up or relight a dud firework. Wait 20 minutes, pour water on it and dispose of properly.
- Never ignite aerial fireworks near or below trees, near a building opening or anything else that it may hit.
- Wet down all fireworks debris after use.
- Don’t drop the fireworks straight into a bun or leave them unattended.
Children and Pet Safety
- Always have an adult present and never give fireworks to children under 12.
- light only one sparkler at a time and do not use a lit sparkler to light another one.
- Hold sparklers well away from body and clothing.
- Make sure your pets are secured safely before you ignite any fireworks.
Go to the below link for what to do in the event of a fireworks injury:
Important contact information:
In the event of an emergency, dial 000
Department of health
Health Direct Australia – 1800 022 222
NT Fire & Rescue Service
Phone: 08 8999 3473
Phone: 1800 019 115