Fireworks are very popular, the highlight of an event and bring a buzz to an event like no other. Fireworks are a major attraction and the perfect incentive to keep your clientele at your event for an extended period of time. When run in conjunction with other events, they allow maximised revenue generation by attracting and retaining your crowd.
In all states, fireworks displays require a qualified explosive company and pyrotechnics expert to supply and release them. Heavily regulated and licenced, the addition of fireworks to an event offers some very strict guidelines. Permits and licencing will be handled almost exclusively by your fireworks company. Your club may be required to notify your council and residents of the event and also the local fire authorities. In almost all instances, the company you employ will add and assist with these requirements.
Fireworks displays can cost anywhere from the $1,000's to the $100,000 dollar mark. It is important to consider carefully the return on the investment. It is very difficult to charge an entrance fee to a fireworks event as it can be seen from many vantage points. Fireworks displays should be used to retain crowds at club events well into the night and therefore generate revenue which would have been lost if the crowd left before sunset. If a fireworks display costs $10,000 then clubs should be looking to make that figure and more from food and drink sales, merchandise sales , membership sales and sponsorship for the period from sunset to the end of the fireworks display.
Licences and Permits
The fireworks company will be required to hold all required permits, notify council and the fire authorities, setup exclusion zones and ensure that qualified technicians are on site.
This procedure should be treated as a guide only. Your club should seek advice specific to the needs of your club and event. Seek further details from authorities and service providers; especially in regards to insurance, licences, permits, spectator and participant safety.