2021 Territory Day fireworks campaign

NT WorkSafe regulates the safe transport, storage and sale of fireworks for Territory Day celebrations. Fireworks are classified as dangerous goods and are regulated under the Dangerous Goods Regulations 1998.

2021  Compliance Checks

Image shows NT WorkSafe conducted 50 pre-site inspections, 103 retail site inspections and gave 106 verbal directions

Top three compliance issues

  1. Fireworks not secured to prevent physical access by public.
  2. Fireworks stored near or with an ignition source.
  3. Fireworks stored near other combustible material.

Image shows two WorkSafe Inspectors conducting a retail check.

Unused fireworks

The fireworks approved periods have now expired and individuals face a fine of $1,570 if found in possession of fireworks.

It is strongly advised that you do not store fireworks for future use, as the fireworks may deteriorate with age and become unsafe.

People with unused fireworks can contact NT WorkSafe on 1800 019 115 to organise handing in fireworks for safe disposal. Fireworks can also be handed in to a police station front counter.

Other fireworks stats for 2021

Licences and permits

Infographic shows NT WorkSafe issued 222 licences, amended or refunded 23 licences, issued 30 storage licences and issued 46 fireworks display permits.


The infographic shows there were 6 wholesalers and 11 1 retailers. 270 tonnes of fireworks were imported and 240 tonnes sold.