Each year during the warmer months, the CFA declares a Fire Restriction Period. This period typically runs from November through to April, depending on weather and environmental conditions.
When fire restrictions are in force,NO burning off can be done without a permit, including on road sides.
On days when a Total Fire Ban is declared,NO fires can be lit in the open from midnight to midnight. Fixed and portable gas or electric barbecues can be used, however conditions apply. In some cases, a permit may be required.
The use of incinerators and activities such as welding, gas-cutting, soldering, grinding, charring and heating bitumen are also prohibited.
It is the responsibility of all residents to ensure that they are aware of, and comply with, fire restriction conditions.
People undertaking any burning off (open air fires) in the municipality must ensure that the fire does not escape from the burn area. When conducting a burn off it must be monitored at all times with sufficient water to extinguish and control the fire.
A Person must not, wihtout a Permit, burn outside, or cause, or allow to be burnt outside on any land in the Urban Residential or Rural Residential areas, unless the land is greater than two hectares, any materials, whether in the open air or in built or manufactured Incinerator or similar device.
Apply for a Permit to Burn outside the Fire Restriction Period: