Australian Standard AS 2187.4:1998 Explosives - Storage, Transport and Use - Pyrotechnics - Outdoor Displays - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you are a licensed pyrotechnician.

This standard specifies the requirements and precautions to be carried out, within a display site, for the storage, conveyance, handling and use of pyrotechnics for outdoor displays, and for conducting such displays. It includes:

  • requirements for fire fighting equipment to be used at display sites
  • standards about the use of mortars to fire aerial shells
  • standards for treating unfired or misfired fireworks
  • standards for securing display sites.

A pyrotechnician must not relinquish control of a display site before treating any unfired or misfired fireworks according to the requirements of this standard. A pyrotechnician must also ensure that fire fighting equipment that conforms with this standard is available at the fireworks display site.

The legislation adopts this standard as amended from time to time.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 (Victoria)

Contact details

WorkSafe Advisory Service
Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Operating address:
222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
PO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


03 9641 1444


1800 136 089


03 9641 1222

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