Fireworks approved periods for Territory Day 2021

The scheduled fireworks approved periods are:

  • Sale of fireworks from 9am to 9pm on Sunday 29 August.
  • Use of fireworks from 6pm to 11pm on Sunday 29 August.
  • Possession of fireworks from 9am Sunday 29 August to 12 noon Monday 30 August.

The sale, possession and use of fireworks outside of the approved period is illegal unless a person holds a permit, and the fine is $1,570 for each offence.

Fireworks can be used in public spaces and on your private property. However, people who live in a unit complex should check with their body corporate for any restrictions in their complex. However Mindil Beach is a restricted area where the personal use of fireworks is banned. Fireworks are not permitted at Territory Day community events.

People using fireworks at home should prepare their property by clearing the area of all dry material such as grass and mulch. Have a bucket of sand, and a hose or couple of buckets of water handy. Additional safety information can be found here.

People are encouraged to only buy enough fireworks that they can safely use on Territory Day. Fireworks should not be stored for later use, as they 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.