Consumer frequently asked questions

These are the commonly asked questions by the public in relation to the Territory Day celebrations.

  • Shopgoods fireworks can only be ignited between 6pm and 11pm on 1 July.

  • No, you must be over the age of 18 to purchase Shopgoods fireworks.

  • Yes, Mindil beach is the only exclusion zone within the Northern Territory where you cannot ignite your own Shopgoods fireworks. Fireworks are also banned at Territory Day Community Events.

  • You should not be in possession of Shopgoods fireworks from previous years as the approved period to be in possession of Shopgoods fireworks is 9am to 9pm on 1 July and you may only ignite Shopgoods fireworks between 6pm and 11pm on 1 July. It is unlawful to keep Shopgoods fireworks outside of these periods.

    It is not safe to use Shopgoods fireworks left over from previous years. Wholesalers are required to retest Shopgoods fireworks to ensure they meet the Australian Standards. The Shopgoods fireworks that have been kept from previous years may not have been stored adequately and have an increased potential to fail and cause injury and damage to property.

  • Yes, it is unlawful to keep Shopgoods fireworks past noon 2nd July, unless you hold a current licence to store explosives.

  • Unused Shopgoods fireworks can be handed into one of the below NT WorkSafe offices:

    • Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park, 631 Stuart Highway, Berrimah NT 0828
    • The Green Well Building, 50 Bath Street, Alice Springs NT 0870

    For remote communities only, Shopgoods fireworks can be handed into your nearest police station.