It is illegal to possess and use fireworks in Queensland without an authority. You can report suspicious activity related to fireworks to the Explosives Inspectorate by calling 1300 739 868.
Unauthorised fireworks have been illegal in Queensland since 1972 because they are unsafe for users and the community. Only licensed fireworks contractors can legally conduct fireworks displays.
For emergencies involving serious injury, accident, crime, or that require urgent medical help — call 000 immediately.
Before lodging your complaint:
If you are in possession of unauthorised fireworks, you can contact us 1300 739 868 to arrange a penalty-free surrender.
Did you receive prior notification (e.g. letterbox flyer)
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