The Country Fire Authority (CFA) declares the fire danger period each year for each municipality in the lead up to the fire season. It may be declared as early as October and remains in force until as late as May.
During the Fire Danger Period as declared by the CFA, permits to burn from Council will NOT be issued.
Once the Fire Danger Period has been declared by the CFA, Council’s Municipal Fire Prevention Officers have the power to issue a Fire Prevention Notice under Section 41 of the Country Fire Authority Act 1958. This notice directs the property owner to take the necessary steps to protect life and property, and that of their neighbours, from the threat of fire.
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