Firework and pyrotechnic displays

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Firework and pyrotechnic displays

We require 5 working days before the date of display to process an application.  If your application form is incorrectly filled out or has insufficient information for us to be able to make a decision processing of your application may be delayed.  If this happens we will write to you highlighting any errors and omissions, or inappropriate controls.

Indoor pyrotechnic displays

Under the regulation 44 of the Hazardous Substances (Classes 1 to 5 Controls) Regulations 2001, the person in charge of display is required to obtain written agreement from us prior to a display that uses Class 1 Category G substances.  At this time there is no Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO) approved Code of Practice for indoor pyrotechnic displays.  To get our written agreement for an indoor pyrotechnic display, we have a form for you to download and complete, with all the information we need to know.

Guidance

Comply with the Hazardous Substances (Classes 1 to 5 Controls) Regulations 2001

Your answers should:

  • reflect the complexity and size of the display, and
  • have been reached in conjunction with appropriate parties, such as the pyrotechnician and the event organiser.

Indoor pyrotechnics in an urban fire district

Once you have filled in the form, send it with your display plan to our Fire Information Unit:

Indoor pyrotechnics in a rural fire district

If your indoor pyrotechnic display is located outside of an urban fire district your application must be forwarded to Fire Information Unit  fireinfo@fireandemergency.nz . The Fire Information Unit (FIU) will then send the application to  the appropriate Area Managers and they then decide if it should be handled by them or the local Principal Rural Fire Officer.

Application

Download our Indoor Pyrotechnic Display Written Agreement and Notification Form.  If you have any questions you can call us on 0800 347 346.

Outdoor firework and pyrotechnic displays

Under the Hazardous Substances (Classes 1 to 5 Controls) Regulations 2001 S.39 Fire and Emergency NZ is required to, upon request to provide written agreement in order for the display of Class 1 - Category G substances.

Written agreement is required from Fire and Emergency NZ for outdoor public displays using Class 1 category G pyrotechnics.

Outdoor fireworks or pyrotechnics in a rural fire district

If your outdoor pyrotechnic display is located outside of an urban fire district your application must be forwarded to Fire Information Unit  fireinfo@fireandemergency.nz . The Fire Information Unit (FIU) will then send the application to  the appropriate Area Managers and they then decide if it should be handled by them or the local Principal Rural Fire Officer.

Guidance

Application

Download our Outdoor Pyrotechnic Display Written Agreement and Notification Form, fill it out and send your answers and display plan to our Fire Information Unit on (fax) 09 309 8223, or phone: 0800 347 346.