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.
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.