Sky lanterns pose a risk of starting an uncontrolled fire. Sky lanterns are banned in Australia.
About 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.
Risks and injuries
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.