Burning Off

Burning dry grass

Fire Restrictions

The Country Fire Authority declares Fire Danger Periods and Total Fire Bans. Confirm restrictions by visiting CFA warning and restrictions.


Can I burn-off inside a Fire Danger Period?

Permits to Burn cannot be issued during Fire Danger Periods unless it is for the purpose of broad-acre burning of stubble and grass for farming purposes. For more details, call the City of Ballarat's Fire Prevention Officer on 03 5320 5568.

Burning off outside the Fire Danger Period

You need a permit to burn material in Ballarat outside of the fire danger period.
Visit eServices to apply for a local law permit.

If you have access to a green waste collection you will not be eligible.

Burning commercial or industrial waste is not permitted.

Read How to burn off safely for details.

Emergency Preparation Works Permit

If you live in metropolitan Melbourne and own property in  the Ballarat Municipality  you can apply to a travel permit to conduct Summer preparedness works.

If you are unable to use contractors to prepare your property on your behalf, you can apply for a letter of support from Council to travel to the region to conduct the fire and flood works yourself, subject to conditions set down by the Victorian Government.

To apply for a letter of support please submit an Application to Undertake Emergency Preparation Works

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