Approved fireworks testers

Outdoor fireworks during fire bans

On Friday 22 November 2019, the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services revoked the Declaration of State of Fire Emergency in Queensland. However, fire bans are still in place in many local government areas.

Where total fire bans are in place, no outdoor fireworks display should proceed without prior consultation with the local fire warden. All fireworks contractors must:

  1. Notify the Explosives Inspectorate and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.
  2. Check the locations of total fire bans.
  3. Contact the local fire warden (if necessary).

Below is a list of accredited testing agencies that the Chief Inspector of Explosives has authorised to test fireworks under the Queensland fireworks product safety code.

These testing agencies test fireworks according to the Queensland fireworks product safety sampling and test standard and issue a certificate of compliance before the sale and use of local and imported fireworks.

All listed agencies have the appropriate licences.

List of testing agencies

Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics (Manufacturing)

Contact person: Mr Christian Howard
Phone: (02) 6355 7301
Email: christian@howardsfireworks.com.au

SIMTARS, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Mr Mark Kleinhans
Phone: (07) 3810 6334
Email: Mark.Kleinhans@simtars.com.au

Skyward Entertainment

Mr Andrew Agrotis
Phone: (07) 4622 7238
Email: andrew@skywardentertainment.com.au