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


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 standard does not apply to pyrotechnics:

  • for indoor theatrical and film sets
  • for marine distress signals
  • classified as shop goods fireworks and toy fireworks
  • for model rocket motors.

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

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Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 136 089
Phone: 03 9641 1444
Fax: 03 9641 1222
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