Fireworks licences issued over June long weekend

Three single use fireworks licences were issued in Young over the June long weekend, as more than 100 fireworks displays were approved across the state.

SafeWork NSW said they approved 117 displays between Thursday, June 6 and Monday, June 10.

"For the June long weekend 2019 (June 6-10) there was a total of 117 approved fireworks displays for New South Wales. A total of three fireworks single use licences were issued for Young," a spokesperson from SafeWork NSW said.

Requirements for a licence include:

  • To be over 18
  • To be trained/instructed by a holder of a current pyrotechnician's licence/permit
  • To have approval from the council if seeking a licence less than seven days notice to SafeWork NSW

According to Service NSW, the licence is only valid for a single nominated event.

Events can be one day, up to three consecutive days, or an extended display longer than three consecutive days, but no longer than three months for an organised public event, or 12 months for a theatrical display.