AS 2187.4-1998 Explosives - Storage, Transport and Use - Pyrotechnics - Outdoor Displays - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with this standard if you are involved in the outdoor display of fireworks or pyrotechnics and you intend to use aerial shells. The standard specifies the requirements and precautions to be carried out for the:

  • storage
  • conveyance
  • handling
  • use of pyrotechnics for outdoor displays.

It does not apply to pyrotechnics for:

  • indoor theatrical and film sets
  • marine distress signals
  • classified and shopgoods fireworks
  • model rocket mortars.

It should be noted that there is an inconsistency clause listed in the Act where regulations that are in conflict with approved standards are to be complied with. Any requirement of this standard that is in conflict with a regulation may be ignored, and the regulation complied with.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Substances Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Substances (Explosives) Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

WorkSafe ACT

Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 3000
Fax: 02 6205 0336
Website: WorkSafe ACT (Opens in new window)