Fireworks are defined in regulation 3 of the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 as:
“An article or substance, containing one or more explosives with or without other substances, that is designed to entertain people by producing light, sound, gas, smoke, or a combination of them, by means of an exothermic chemical reaction that does not rely on oxygen from external sources to sustain the reaction, but not a model rocket motor”.
Refer to r. 3 Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007 and the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004.
Further information about fireworks is available in the following documents.
The Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail, Third Edition (AEC), available from Safe Work Australia.
The Australian Dangerous Goods Code, 7th Edition (ADG Code) is available from the National Transport Commission.