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Fire Danger Period

Open air burning outside the Fire Danger Period

Section 55 of Council’s Community Local Law No. 2 states;

A person must not light or allow to be lit or remain alight any open air burn in any part of the municipal district which is zoned commercial or residential under Council’s Planning Scheme.

A person must not burn or cause to burn any material in the open air on any land, road within a residential area except in a pizza oven, barbecue, fire pit, chimenea, fire brazier or other properly constructed appliance while it is being used for cooking food or heating.

On the spot fines may be imposed for breaches of this law.

Open air burning is only permitted in farming zones if the burning is 100 metres or more from a neighbouring residence. Under no circumstances are offensive materials such as chemicals, rubber, plastic, petroleum, oil, paint, lawn clippings or food waste permitted to be burnt.

Register your burn-off

Permits are not required for open air burning farming properties outside the declared Fire Danger Period; however prior to lighting any fire property owners must:

  1. Register the burn with the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority
    Call: 1800 668 511
  2. Notify the Council Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
    Call: 5036 2346.
For more information contact
Local Laws
Phone: (03) 5036 2346 (office hours only)