Ballarat’s 2023-24 Fire Danger Period begins Monday, 20 November 2023 and ends 1 May 2024.
The Country Fire Authority (CFA) declares Fire Danger Periods and Total Fire Bans. Confirm restrictions by visiting CFA warning and restrictions.
Burning off outside the Fire Danger Period
You need a permit to burn material in Ballarat outside of the fire danger period.
Burning commercial or industrial waste is not permitted.
Read how to burn off safely for details.
Can I burn-off inside a Fire Danger Period?
Permits to Burn cannot be issued during Fire Danger Periods unless it is for broad-acre burning of stubble and grass for farming purposes.
Contact Ballarat’s Fire Prevention Officer for more information on 5320 5500.