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Sky lanterns

Sky lanterns

Sky lanterns are miniature, unmanned hot air balloons. Lighting an open fuel source in the lantern creates a flame which heats the air inside and causes the lantern to lift into the atmosphere.

Sky lanterns pose a risk of starting an uncontrolled fire. This can occur if the open flame contacts combustible material, particularly in bushfire-prone areas.

To minimise risks, there is a permanent ban on supplying these products in Australia.

Bans

Bans

A permanent ban on sky lanterns was declared on 1 February 2011. This page includes information on hazards and how to comply with the ban.
Recalls

Recalls

Check www.recalls.gov.au for any recalls related to this page.

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