The official Queen’s Birthday long weekend is the only time of the year when members of the public are legally allowed to use fireworks. The regulations also require that fireworks may only be sold from licensed premises and not, for example, from the roadside.
Only Fireworks that have been registered as Consumer Fireworks can be sold to members of the public.
Who can sell consumer fireworks?
Fireworks retailers must have a licence to sell consumer fireworks. These licences are issued by the Office of Fair Trading.
When can consumer fireworks be used?
Fireworks may only be discharged between 5:00pm and 9:00pm on Saturday and Sunday of the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday weekend.
Where can consumer fireworks be used?
Fireworks may only be purchased and used within the ACT.