Consumer frequently asked questions
These are the commonly asked questions by the public in relation to the Territory Day celebrations.
When can Shopgoods fireworks be ignited?
Shopgoods fireworks can only be ignited between 6pm and 11pm on 1 July.
Can I purchase Shopgoods fireworks if I am under 18 years of age?
No, you must be over the age of 18 to purchase Shopgoods fireworks.
Are there any exclusion zones in place for igniting 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.
Is it safe to use Shopgoods fireworks left over from previous years?
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.
Do I have to return unsold excess Shopgoods fireworks?
Yes, it is unlawful to keep Shopgoods fireworks past noon 2nd July, unless you hold a current licence to store explosives.
Where do I hand in my left over un-used Shopgoods fireworks?
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.