What is a firework?

Fireworks are defined in regulation 3 of the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 as:

“An article or substance, containing one or more explosives with or without other substances, that is designed to entertain people by producing light, sound, gas, smoke, or a combination of them, by means of an exothermic chemical reaction that does not rely on oxygen from external sources to sustain the reaction, but not a model rocket motor”.

Further information about fireworks is available in the following documents.

The Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) - current edition is available from the National Transport Commission.