Fireworks in the Community

Frequently Asked Questions

Outdoor fireworks displays usually require a minimum radius of 40 meters from all spectators and occupied buildings to ensure safety. Ideally, a radius of 55 meters is preferred for a broader range of fireworks effects. Additionally, we offer Close Proximity Fireworks, which can be set up as close as 5 meters from the audience.

In Queensland, displays must be completed by 9pm on Sunday through Thursday and by 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

The duration of a firework display mainly depends on your budget and desired outcome. Typically, a longer display requires a larger budget or features slower-fired effects. For our basic outdoor display, we suggest a minimum duration of 3 minutes to provide an exciting spectacle.

Close Proximity fireworks are a specialised type of pyrotechnics designed for use near performers and spectators. They work well in both indoor and outdoor settings, particularly when space is limited, providing a safe and visually stunning option for events. These are seen at concerts and major sporting events.

Low-Noise fireworks are displays crafted to minimise noise while still showcasing vibrant colours. They offer a visually captivating experience without the loud sounds typically associated with traditional fireworks, making them suitable for built-up areas.

Skylighter is an authorised Fireworks Contractor endorsed by the Resources Safety Health Queensland explosives inspectorate. We are fully licensed up to $20 million and can provide insurance details upon display booking.

At Skylighter Fireworks, we take our impact on the environment extremely seriously. We have a detailed ISO11400 Environmental Management System that we adhere to.

Upcoming Notifiable Displays

For a list of upcoming displays that Skylighter Fireworks is completing in your area that require public notice, please look through the table below. Should you wish to be notified of Skylighter completing a display in your area, please complete this form. For a complete list of firework displays in Queensland, visit the RHSQ website.

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Fireworks In The Community

Spectacular, safe, and legal fireworks displays are authorised by the Explosives Inspectorate, a specialist division of Resources Safety and Health Queensland – the government authority that regulates the safe use of all explosives (including fireworks) in Queensland. Authorised displays are conducted by professional, licenced operators using approved firework products. Authorised displays have met legislative requirements that include safety planning and community notification obligations. Learn more about Resources Safety and Health Queensland and fireworks in the community here.

Environment and Sustainability

At Skylighter Fireworks, we take our impact on the environment very seriously. The fireworks industry often, and in some cases rightly comes under scrutiny regarding concerns not only with safety, but also the environmental impact.

As a large display company, our responsibilities are greater than the bulk of our competitors, which is why we are constantly striving to find ways to control and reduce any detrimental effects we may bring upon the environment. This is not only good practice for the company in general but also breeds a culture of recycling, waste reduction and environmental protection to our staff and customers.

We have strived to reduce our waste by reviewing the make and consumables that go into all our fireworks. Through elimination of plastics, we have changed the output of our no recyclable waste.

To learn more about Sustainable Skylighter, please go here.

Fireworks And Animals

  • Talk to your vet about options to manage noise phobias.
  • If you have a dog, take it for a walk in the afternoon, a few hours before dinner.
  • If you are home, keep your pet comfortable in the best way that you can.
  • You can try to engage them in normal activities such as playing, and reward your dog for calm behaviour with treats or toys.
  • Create a comfortable space for your pet with curtains closed, put on music to help mask the outside noise.
  • Never tether your dog during these times as they can injure themselves when fretting.
  • Make sure your dog or cat is microchipped and that your contact details are up to date so that if they do accidentally escape they can be reunited easier. ID tags on their collar are also helpful.
  • Keep cats indoors, they will usually find their own place to hide and venture out when the noise stops.
  • Small animals should also be housed securely during fireworks.
  • Horses are particularly vulnerable to bolting when exposed to fireworks.
  • If possible, they should be securely stabled, or moved to a different location away from the fireworks display. Remove any sharp objects that might injure a panicking animal, cover stable windows to hide the sight of the fireworks and dim the noise, and make sure you supply plenty of food and water.
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