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Sunday night was a cracker in the Top End, as revellers set off massive stashes of fireworks on Australia's most dangerous night of the year. 

Territory Day falls on July 1 and marks the granting of responsible government to the Northern Territory from the Commonwealth.

The territory is the only place in Australia where for one day each year anyone over the age of 18 can purchase and set off fireworks. 

This year 370tonnes of fireworks exploded in Darwin to celebrate the 40th anniversary of self-governance.

Locals have been pictured drinking beer with deadly snakes during previous years' festivities, but the event is often marred by injuries, noise complaints and spot fires.

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This year 300tonnes of fireworks exploded in Darwin to celebrate the 40th anniversary of self-governance (pictured)

This year 300tonnes of fireworks exploded in Darwin to celebrate the 40th anniversary of self-governance (pictured)

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Territory self-governance from the Commonwealth (pictured are Territory Day fireworks)

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Territory self-governance from the Commonwealth (pictured are Territory Day fireworks)

Cracker night celebrations in the Northern Territory often don't happen as planned (pictured are Territory Day celebrations)

Cracker night celebrations in the Northern Territory often don't happen as planned (pictured are Territory Day celebrations)

Thousands flocked to Darwin's Mindil Beach for a firework spectacular while similar displays were held in Palmerston, Katherine and Alice Springs.

'It's utter madness. It's been like downtown Baghdad. But I wouldn't have missed it for the world,' an Irish backpacker told NT News.

Not everyone had a ball though, with some Territorians complaining about the noise, spot fires, and the effect of the fireworks on their dogs. 

'How am I supposed to sleep when it sounds like a war zone outside?' asked one local on social media.

Thousands flocked to Darwin's Mindil Beach for a firework spectacular while similar displays were held in Palmerston, Katherine and Alice Springs (pictured are Sunday night fireworks)

Thousands flocked to Darwin's Mindil Beach for a firework spectacular while similar displays were held in Palmerston, Katherine and Alice Springs (pictured are Sunday night fireworks)

'Territory Day is without doubt one of the busiest days of the year for the fire service, and last night was certainly no exception,' said NT Fire and Rescue watch commander Craig Slack

'Territory Day is without doubt one of the busiest days of the year for the fire service, and last night was certainly no exception,' said NT Fire and Rescue watch commander Craig Slack

Another posted a photo of their dog wearing noise-cancelling headphones, will many shared photos of spot fires sparked by the explosive celebrations

Another posted a photo of their dog wearing noise-cancelling headphones, will many shared photos of spot fires sparked by the explosive celebrations

Another posted a photo of their dog wearing noise-cancelling headphones, will many shared photos of spot fires sparked by the explosive celebrations.

'I've lost track of how many fires I've seen tonight,' wrote a despairing local resident on Twitter. 

Emergency services and hospitals were busy as usual, as they are on each Territory Day.

There were at least two injuries on Sunday night, 450 grassfires and 770 Triple Zero calls, ABC News reported. 

'How am I supposed to sleep when it sounds like a war zone outside?' asked one local on social media

'How am I supposed to sleep when it sounds like a war zone outside?' asked one local on social media

'I've lost track of how many fires I've seen tonight,' wrote a despairing local resident on Twitter

'I've lost track of how many fires I've seen tonight,' wrote a despairing local resident on Twitter

A four-year-old girl was hit in the eye with fireworks at Wurrumiyanga on the Tiwi Islands, and a

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