With New Year celebrations in full swing, residents of real estate in Bellmere and other parts of Queensland are being reminded to stay safe.
Natural resources and mines minister Andrew Cripps explained that buying fireworks from legal sources is the only option for anyone who wants to avoid injury or even worse.
It has been illegal in Queensland for many years for anyone other than a licensed fireworks operator to buy or use fireworks, but there are still some people falling foul of the law.
"Anyone caught illegally using or possessing fireworks can be prosecuted, with severe penalties up to a $45,540 fine or six months' imprisonment," said Mr Cripps.
One of the best ways to see in the New Year is to head down to an organised display, as these will be carried out in accordance with the strictest safety regulations.
Mr Cripps said it's much better to celebrate with friends and family knowing that everyone is safe, rather than running the risk of an unscheduled trip to hospital.
If you've got your sights set on moving to Bellmere or surrounding areas in 2015, make sure you give the team at Ray White Caboolture a call.