Members of the public are warned they could face serious penalties for illegal firework use, ahead of Tuesday's New Year celebrations.
In Victoria, fireworks are classed as an explosive and it is illegal for anyone other than a licensed pyrotechnician to sell, buy or use them.
Their illegal possession and use can attract large fines and even imprisonment.
This year WorkSafe has confiscated more than 7000 fireworks after they were handed in or seized by police.
Monash University's Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit recorded 35 emergency department attendances for fireworks-related injuries in 2017-18.
And in the five years to 2018, 157 people went to Victorian hospitals because of such injuries.
Burns, eye injuries and pieces of fireworks lodged in the skin were the most common injuries.
"Fireworks can and do cause serious injuries and deaths in untrained hands, which is why they are banned for use by the general public," WorkSafe executive director of health and safety Julie Nielsen said.
Acting Sergeant Anthony Johnson said police in Bendigo would monitor the situation and act on any illegal use of fireworks.
Acting Sergeant Johnson urged people not to use them, particularly given the dry conditions and the serious fires burning elsewhere in Victoria and the country.
"Just be sensible," he said.
CFA chief officer Steve Warrington reiterated the risk of fire that fireworks posed.
"While we do everything we can, we look to the community to use common sense and take responsibility for preventing fires," Mr Warrington said.
The City of Greater Bendigo's fireworks displays will take place at 9.15pm and again at midnight in Rosalind Park.
Information about the sale or use of illegal fireworks can be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or by submitting a confidential crime report online.
Anyone in possession of illegal fireworks should contact WorkSafe's Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 so they can be collected.
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