On 9 June 2016, the Government announced that a new framework for the use of fireworks will be introduced. This new framework will balance the need to protect animals, the environment and amenities, while enabling people to still enjoy the fun of Cracker Night.
Under the new framework, members of the public will continue to be able to access Type 2 fireworks for Cracker night. However, the purchase and use of Type 2 fireworks will be limited to licensed pyrotechnicians on any other day of the year. The current fee structure to apply for a fireworks display permit will not change.
Details on the new framework are currently being finalised and it is anticipated that the amendments will commence in 2018.