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Expires 30 June 2021
Schedule 7 Regulation 90
Standard conditions of fireworks display permits (Applicant to Retain)
(1) In this Schedule –
"checked", in the case of Type 3 fireworks or associated equipment, means checked by a pyrotechnician;
"display" means the relevant fireworks display;
"display equipment" includes mortars, stakes and frames;
"fireworks" means Type 2 fireworks or Type 3 fireworks;
"firing area" means any area in which fireworks are made ready for firing or from which they are fired;
"permit" means the relevant fireworks display permit;
"site" means the immediate site of the display.
(2) Unless the contrary intention appears, if an expression used in this Schedule is defined in regulation 82 it has the same meaning in this Schedule.
2. Supervision and control
(1) The following persons must be on site throughout the display:
(a) the holder of the permit (if the permit is held by a natural person);
(b) the responsible adult (if the permit is held by a body of persons);
(c) the nominated pyrotechnician (if Type 3 fireworks are to be used at any stage of the display).
(2) An authorised officer may cancel or temporarily halt the display if he or she reasonably believes that –
(a) the conditions of the permit have been, are being or are likely to be contravened in a serious way; or
(b) there is a genuine danger to any persons or property.
3. Notifications and publicity
(1) The holder of the permit must ensure that the following persons are given at least 7 clear days' notice of the display:
(a) the Tasmania Fire Service;
(b) Tasmania Police;
(c) the general manager of the municipal area in which the proposed site is located;
(d) the owner or occupier of each property adjoining the proposed site;
(e) the owner or occupier of each property, within a one-kilometre radius of the proposed site, used for commercial livestock operations;
(f) if the proposed site is within one kilometre of any reserved land within the meaning of the Nature Conservation Act 2002, the
Director of National Parks and Wildlife;
(g) if the proposed site is within one kilometre of a State forest within the meaning of the Forestry Act 1920, Forestry Tasmania;
(h) if the proposed site is on the seashore and the display will involve any aerial display of fireworks, the Marine and Safety Authority established
under the Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 ("MAST").
(2) A person is taken to have complied with subclause (1) if the person –
(a) gives the required notices individually; or
(b) gives public notice of the display by means of a notice in a daily newspaper published and circulating generally in the region in which the display
is to be held.
4. Timing and duration
(1) The display must not last, in total, longer than 30 minutes (from the first to the last firing, inclusive of breaks).
(2) Unless the permit provides otherwise, the display must not –
(a) in the case of a New Year's Eve fireworks display, commence before midnight on New Year's eve or continue after 12.30 a.m. of the following
(b) in the case of any other fireworks display, commence before 6 p.m. or continue after 10 p.m. on the day it is authorised to be held.
(3) Despite any other condition of the permit, the display must not commence or, if it has commenced, proceed –
(a) in contravention of a total fire ban declaration; or
(b) in high winds or a lightning storm or other unsafe weather conditions.
(4) In this clause –
"high winds" means winds stronger than force 5 (fresh breeze/17-21 knots wind speed) on the Beaufort scale.
5. Fire-fighting equipment
(1) Adequate fire-fighting equipment must be provided on site throughout the display.
(2) In this clause –
"adequate", fire-fighting equipment, means at least 2 suitable fire extinguishers, 2 sand buckets and one hose connected to a water supply.
6. Safe firing distances – aerial fireworks
(1) Fireworks in the form of projectiles designed to attain, or ordinarily capable of attaining, heights greater than 60 metres must not be fired within
5 kilometres of an aerodrome.
(2) Fireworks consisting of or including aerial fireworks must be so placed and fired that their trajectory is at least 10 metres distant from any –
(a) above-ground power lines; or
(b) above-ground communications cables; or
(c) streetlamp poles or flagpoles; or
(d) gantries, cranes or similar high structures; or
(e) tall trees.
7. Safe firing distances – protected works, &c.
(1) Fireworks must not be fired within 200 metres of any place where other explosives or flammable or combustible materials are stored.
(2) Fireworks must not be fired within 50 metres of any –
(a) protected works (outside the immediate venue for the display); or
(b) major infrastructure; or
(c) tent, marquee or similar shelter; or
(d) motor vehicle.