Explosives Inspectorate | Bulletin | No.82 V 1 | 13 September 2023
Fireworks contractors have an obligation under the Queensland Code of Practice for Outdoor Displays (Fireworks Code) to plan their display including assessing distances from aerodromes, helipads, and airports. This bulletin provides information to clearly identify requirements, including process, legislation and support references.
Being such an area intended for use wholly or partly for the arrival, departure or movement of aircraft.
Additionally, any display using projectiles capable of reaching a height more than 400 feet AGL will require CASA approval under CASR 101.500. Displays in the approach or departure path of an uncontrolled aerodrome (such as Townsville if the control tower is closed) require a permit under regulation 101.495 of CASR. A display in the approach or departure path of a controlled aerodrome will require permission from Air Traffic Control.
The CASA website provides a list of drone safety apps which can identify if a display is within 3 nautical miles of an aerodrome boundary or in an approach or departure path. These apps are recommended to fireworks contractors to support decision making when CASA approval may be required. Where any doubt exists, the contractor is to contact CASA for further advice.
Contact: Sean Ryan, Principal Inspector Explosives , +61 7 3199 8023 firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued by Resources Safety & Health Queensland
All information on this page (Proximity of fireworks displays to aerodromes, helipads and airports - https://www.rshq.qld.gov.au/safety-notices/explosives/proximity-of-fireworks-displays-to-aerodromes,-helipads-and-airports) is correct as of time of printing (Oct 4, 2023 5:27 pm).