Burning off

Burning dry grass

Fire restrictions

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

Ballarat’s 2020-21 Fire Danger Period has been declared by the CFA and will start on Monday 14 December 2020 and will end on Saturday 1 May 2021.


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. For more details, call the City of Ballarat's Fire Prevention Officer on 03 5320 5500.

Ballarat’s 2020-21 Fire Danger Period will start on Monday 14 December 2020.

Apply for a permit to burn inside the Fire Danger Period.

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 a green waste collection, you will not be able to burn off.

Burning commercial or industrial waste is not permitted.
Read how to burn off safely for details.

Page topics